the one who knows an answer on this one is my hero
I'm building a new road tandem. Lightning cranks are coming and I would like to try the Gates belt system. Got my doubts about it but if you don't try, you don't know.
The Centrer Track sysem is build for a boom lenght of 720 mm, standard for Cannondale, Co-Motion and Calfee I guess.
My new tandem will have a boom lenght of 700 mm, center-bracket / center bracket.
Does anyone know if the belt will be long enough with the 74T beltrings? Can I still adjust the belt a bit or will my excenter already be turned all the way? I'm receiving different answers sofar. The Gates distributor in Europe says, it should work out. Gates USA though says the belt will probably to long.
So, who knows the answer on this question?
Is the Gates belt for the tandem a specific belt, specific widht or will for example a car belt fit as will since those are availbable in different sizes.
I have been asking Gates USA if bigger beltrings excist (for example a 76 or 78) but sofar not.....
Those of you with Gates experience should know the answer on tis question.
By the way, does a Gates belt stretch lots like a chain?