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matthew Sutcliffe
matthew Sutcliffe
8 years ago

Chain / derailleur tensioner

Gerard
Gerard
8 years ago

Old School type2??

Magnus
Magnus
8 years ago

Whats so mysterious about about this?!? Weren’t you guys around when this “early version of Shadow+” was out?
They bent terribly easy!! 🙂

Andrew
Andrew
8 years ago

Too easy! Bullet Bros chain tensioner.

okiefo
okiefo
8 years ago

Ha! Bullet Bros. tensioner.

Auto_Xer
Auto_Xer
8 years ago

Jury rigged chain/deraileur tensioner?

David Pratt
David Pratt
8 years ago

The bullet brothers chain tensioner i had one

f.
f.
8 years ago

that was ment to increase the chain-tension back in the late nineties.
http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=92611

mop
mop
8 years ago

bullet bros chain tensioner. still got one in the spare box somewhere.

tom rinker
8 years ago

The original ‘clutch’ derailleur in a sense. Thanks for the picture, I have been looking for an image of one of these bad boys.

jen
jen
8 years ago

bullet bros mtb chain tensioner

Wes
Wes
8 years ago

Goes perfectly with a Hite-Rite and some purple anodized brakes

The Conductor
The Conductor
8 years ago

Originally sold for downhill racers, even those with Blackburn racks. Those were the days…

Evant19d
Evant19d
8 years ago

1st generation rear derailleur clutch mechanism to reduce chain slap.

[SCI-FI]
8 years ago

Shimano Shadow Minus

Evolvo13
Evolvo13
8 years ago

Bullet Bros. Chain tensioner. I used one successfully on my Fat Chance dual slalom bike back in the mid 90’s. It was the only thing on the bike not anodized turquoise! Goes great with grip shift and grunge music over the PA system.

Tim
Tim
8 years ago

Bullet bros chain tensioner. I still see the odd guy riding with one! Shadow+ is better

nurse_pete
nurse_pete
8 years ago

Bullet Brothers chain tensioner….94 or 95…I had one…and didn’t they buy a helicopter with the money that made off this stuff?

@Evolvo13….only goes good with the Gripshift if you also have a bassworm or replaced the spring in the Shimano rear derailleur so it worked with the SRT-800 Gripshift…stupid Shimano.

Ryan
Ryan
8 years ago

Wow. That was something I came up with in 94. I even had a two piece one that was shorter. It would have been nice if they gave me some cash for taking my idea.

david
david
8 years ago

I don’t see anything weird other than a badly-kinked piece of cable housing. (And my tandem still has a bassworm – makes avid disc brakes work a LOT better with the long cable)

nurse_pete
nurse_pete
8 years ago

@david…in all my time spinning wrenches, I’ve never heard of that one…that is brilliant!

Topmounter
Topmounter
8 years ago

That’s what we used before derailleurs had “clutches”.

david
david
8 years ago

@nurse_pete – I’ve been keeping a couple of bassworms in my spare parts box for a LONG time to take care of bad cable routing or poor return-spring tension. They’re great. I’ve got some spare tubing to use when they eventually die, too.

Greg
Greg
8 years ago

Apparently it is a Bullet Brothers chain tensioner.

DeeEight
DeeEight
8 years ago

Bullet Brothers chain tensioner, I happen to have one on ebay right now.

mechanic
mechanic
8 years ago

Yeah, that one is easy. I have one on a bike right now; the pre-clutch clutch.

Scott Feldman-Peabody
Scott Feldman-Peabody
8 years ago

It was part of the Tyson system with a couple of rollers around a single chainring. Of course, when the license ran out it was simply called the Mr Dream system.

Eric
Eric
8 years ago

I made them by my self

Troy
Troy
8 years ago

I had one of those on my proflex.

spokejunky
spokejunky
8 years ago

A spring for the screen door. I win.

TJ Platt
TJ Platt
8 years ago

Andy, I think Hossaflook still has one of these hanging in his garage. It was a great idea, think about it, all new rear derailleurs have have a “locking” mechanism in them now to prevent chain-slap.

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