So with the help of a generous friend, I just restored a Schwinn Voyageur 11.8 frame and converted it into a singlespeed.
Last night, after noticing some chatter on uphills, I threw my chain and ate asphalt.
I want to keep this from happening again.
I'm assuming that the chain was simply too loose for the hill I had just started up and that's where my issue stems from. Should I be looking for some chain tensioners?
If so, what kind?
Should I be tightening my chain tension every time I ride?
Should I replace my high-quality quick release skewer for a bolt-on?
Any help would be appreciated. The frame has full horizontal dropouts, but not track dropouts. The original bike also came with some small pieces which sat BEHIND the axle in the dropouts that seem to be spacers of some kind.