Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Medway, MA
Bikes: 2011 Lynskey Sportive, 1988 Cannondale SM400
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1. You need to use the proper chain, and make sure the cog and chainring aren't worn as well
2. It is probably too tight- there should be some deflection when you push down on the upper run of chain.
3. Make sure you set both sides of the flywheel properly so the wheel is even in its dropouts.
4. IIRC, the Pro has a clutch in the hub. Make sure that it is working properly. I always preferred the Elite line, without the clutch.
Unless sweat is severely corroding the frame, I would repair as necessary. Personally, I like the StarTrac bikes better, but the Schwinn is definitely a serviceable unit.
STAR 3 Spinning Instructor
2011 Lynskey Sportive (Shimano Ultegra 10s)
1988 Cannondale SM400 (Suntour XC-M 7s)