Originally Posted by davereo
Industry. Do you have the option of changing the input sprocket on your hub? That may help in getting the slack out without the use of a tensioner.
How many pennies has that project set you back so far?
I think the rear cog is a 20t, and they probably make a 19t as well as 18t. This is one of those deals where a half link makes it just a hair too short. So I'm thinking a tooth or two, and a full link out of the chain should be perfect. Otherwise, I have to get a tensioner.
Paid $180 for the bike in its original state, and got about $125 of that back when I built up and sold another bike with the take-offs. So I'm was $55 into it, plus $200 for the wheels. The rack was in my spares bin, and SKS provided the fenders. Oh, add about $60 for the cranks, chain and BB. We'll call the Ergo grips a wash, since they came with a "lot purchase" of parts, and were thrown in. Not bad for three bills and change.
 Front wheel is 20 spokes, radial laced to a generator hub. Rear is 24, radial on the non-drive, crossed on the drive side.