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    Gates cdc removal with coupled tandems

    How do you remove the belt when taking apart the tandem? Obviously, loosening the eccentric would be a real pain getting it back to the correct tension at re-assembly. The Gates docs say do not roll off the belt. Do you do it anyway? TandemGeek suggested pulling one of the cranks. Any other methods?

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    Have not taken the tandem apart... but I have swapped cranks and installed the belt. Compared to removing a crank, I would just rotate the eccentric on mine. IMHO it is really not that hard to get belt re-tensioned again.

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    I would not go the route of pulling a crank while the belt had the tension load per spec. That is a lot of pull on the crank and regardless of crank type (Octalink, Square Taper, 24mm axle, etc) could be tricky to remove the crank in a straight path. You could really mess up something badly (BB or axle for example).

    Use the eccentric as it is meant to be used.

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