Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by gvfajardo, Feb 14, 2008.

  1. gvfajardo

    gvfajardo New Member

    Hello everyone. Just joined yesterday. Northern Cali and am building a Schwinn Chopper with a Grubee Skyhawk. Started 2 years ago could never get it started and recently got interested in it again. Reading the threads have been very informative and I think I may know now what I have been doing wrong. One question is if my chain fits right without a tensioner do I still need to use one? Is there a way to adjust the clutch pressure? It seems really hard to pull the lever. thanks


  2. mickey

    mickey Guest

    Its way better if you can run without a tensioner. One less thing to break and a bit less noise.

    My bike has vertical drop outs and so there is no way to move the wheel fore and aft to take up slack. Plus, like some other bikes, I can't clear the chainstay without lifting the chain up on the return path so I'm stuck using one.
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  3. Scottm

    Scottm Guest

  4. azbill

    azbill Active Member

    welcome to MBc ! :D
  5. dbigkahunna

    dbigkahunna Guest

    Welcome to MBc from the Giant Side of Texas!
  6. Abeagle

    Abeagle Guest

    Welcome to MBc. :cool: