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Torpedo7 TORPEDO7 Chain Tensioners for 10mm Horizontal Drop-Out

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Easily adjust and maintain perfect chain tension on your BMX or single speed with these Torpedo7 chain tensioners designed for horizontal dropouts. Suitable for 10mm axle diameters.

Features:

  • Alloy construction
  • Suits 10mm diameter axle
  • For Horizontal dropouts only
  • Sold as a pair
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TORPEDO7 Chain Tensioners for 10mm Horizontal Drop-Out 3 5 2 2
Chain tensioners good fitment ,easy adjustment Cheap price looks part of bike 9 December 2012
Does not work with horizontal drop outs if axle is not long enough. I bought 3 pairs on the assumption that it will work with horizontal drop outs. Short answer is It didn't work for me. As far as I know, these are designed for track ends, not horizontal drop outs. The raised section around where the axle fits in *and the bolt* is meant to sit in the track end slot, if the slot was rear facing. For it to work on a front facing horizontal drop out, the chain tensioner needs to be flipped around (as per attached picture). This means the chain tensioner takes up a fair amount of thread for where the axle nut would be threaded on to (for a solid axle). I had around 16mm or threaded axle protruding from the outside face of the horizontal drop out - this was not enough, my nut was half sitting off the axle. So, in summary, don't get this for horizontal drop outs and if your axle isn't super long (where the threaded section protrudes from the outside face of horizontal drop out by significantly more than 16mm). The Genetic Chain tug - in theory - should work better, although you may need to file down a raised section that sits in the slot (again, I believe the is designed for track ends). I don't have this, yet, but as the minimum thickness of the chain tensioner isn't limited by the diameter of the bolt (the Genetic chain tensioner is thinner), the nut should be able to be threaded fully onto the axle. 29 November 2012
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Do you have any pictures of these installed?
I'm fixing up old races with horizontal drop outs.
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These should be fine.
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So I ended up buying 3 of these, under the assumption they will work for horizontal dropouts, and the short answer is, "no, they don't really work for horizontal dropouts".
As far as I know they are designed for track ends, but *can* be used for horizontal drop outs, provided the axle is long enough. My (solid) axles were not.
As they are designed for track ends, to get them to work for horizontal dropouts, you need to put them backwards, as per the attached pictures.
As they are installed backwards, the thickness of the chain tensioner itself means the axle nut cannot be fully threaded onto the axle (as, I said my axles were not long enough - the threaded section of the axle protudes 16mm from outside face of drop out).
So don't get this if you have horizontal drop outs and a length of axle that means the threaded section does not protrude from the outside face of the horizontal drop out by significantly more than 16mm.
The Genetic Chain Tug looks more promising, as the thickness of the chain tensioner isn't limited by the bolt diameter; although I haven't tried this yet.
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