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Old 09-24-07, 11:43 AM   #1
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Wipperman (or other) One-Piece Timing Chains?

Anyone know of a shop that sells these (as opposed to putting them together from two regular chains)? Wipperman site suggests these are available, but are unresponsive to emails.
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Old 09-24-07, 12:35 PM   #2
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No idea other than special order at the LBS where to ge tthe Wipperman but after my use of their 10 speed chain I would get one of those anyway....Nashbar sells one for $30 that is made for them by KMC.

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Jack at Tandems Ltd should have what you need
http://tandemsltd.com/


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Old 09-25-07, 09:07 AM   #4
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Sync chains aren't all that persnickety because they aren't used for shifting, and one can usually use from a 6 speed to a 9 speed chain as a timing chain. So, this is one of the few places I tend to go cheap. Several months ago Nashbar had recumbent 8 speed and 9 speed (KMC Z chain) on sale for about $10. I bought 3 or 4 of them and they're just fine for this application. They still sell them, but the price has gone up (at least for now). I shortened one of the 8 speed chains and put it on a Surly Long Haul Trucker I built up and rode coast-to-coast from early March to early May, and it worked without a problem. That's my $.02 on timing chains.
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