[CR]tabs on caminade bb shell - chain tensioner?

Example: Component Manufacturers:Cinelli

Date: Tue, 21 Oct 2003 22:49:34 -0700
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
From: "joel metz, ifbma/sfbma" <magpie@messengers.org>
Subject: [CR]tabs on caminade bb shell - chain tensioner?

anyone care to offer any thoughts on the bracket-like piece thats cast as part of the bb shell on my caminade?

its visible in these 2 images:



chain tensioner? some sort of early bb-mount derailleur thing? the bike is 1945 or earlier, im guessing by the tax plaque that was on it.


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