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I've been using a 105 RD as a tensioner on a 3x1, simply because it was handy. I need something lighter, much lighter.

Paul's Melvin is at the top of my list, however, I have a concern about installing/removing the rear wheel. I have read a number of complaints from user's with one of these and i'd like to hear something(s) more specific about what the problem is.

Can anyone help? What is/are the problem(s) making this difficult?

PATIA!
 

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Lord Humongous said:
I find the larger the cog the worse the issue. Mostly the problem is that unlike a rear derailleur you can't swing the entire assembly back to clear the rear cog.
Luckily for me i'll be using 18T or smaller.

You can't swing the whole thing? No ****?!?!??! Yeah, okay, that explains it perfectly then. THANKS! :thumbsup:

Ahhh, decisions, decisions.
 

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elsewhere said:
Melvins are big bucks and not much if any lighter than the sturmey archer tensioner ($40 compared to $100 msrp)..
Cool it says Paul on it though..
I can't seem to find a picture of that. What does it look like? Have any links?
 
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