Tandem Cycling - I don't want it too tight
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How tight should the timing chain be?
08-10-08, 12:57 PM
1/2" - 3/4" of deflection when pulling up on the top run of the sync (aka, timing) chain.
08-10-08, 08:20 PM
As majority of timing chains are not perfectly round, make sure you spin the pedals backwards and check that timing chain has the required 1/2" play at is 'loosest' but not over-tight at it's tightest.
08-11-08, 04:52 AM
As majority of timing chains are not perfectly round...
Good point. There are actually quite a few little nuances to managing sync chains, many of which you'll find more information about at the links on this posting from the archives.
08-11-08, 06:41 PM
Damn I thought you were talking about something else that's too tight ...
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