Re: Do i really need to use a chain guide?
That's exactly what I did to the GT Deuce that is shown on the home page of my site.
I went all over town looking for a 1/2 link for the kit chain, and then realized Doh! all I need is a bicycle chain half link.
Both chains were tensioned perfectly, but not for long. The engine chain stretched after the first few miles, so I put the tensioner on. For that build I didn't even think about getting a longer pedal chain and a spring loaded tensioner.
This would have allowed me to keep moving the wheel back periodically to keep the engine side chain adjusted.
This is what I plan on doing to the Electra. It should work out great!