[touring] Re: Chain stress from cross chaining
4/7/2011 12:04:41 AM
Generally Bushless chains are the thing for derailleurs , Win is
since Sedis Sport thats how they are made..
Got a couple full bush chains from Harris 3/32" they are great, in
single chainline setups, IG Hubs ..
On Apr 6, 8:13 pm, Mark Boyd <markjb...@gmail.com> wrote:
> I've never bought recumbent specific chain, but I have seen chain for
> sale at several internet shops that sell parts for recumbents. They
> sell it by the foot for use on recumbents and it seems to be similar
> to the chain, inexpensive KMC, that came on my recumbents. It is only
> recumbent specific in that it isn't designed to take side loads from
> cross chaining. I didn't realize that until 'I broke' those chains
> with a chain tool. I think it would make economic sense to use that
> chain on any bike with a long chain.
> I actually put my usual HG-93 chain on one of my recumbents, at a cost
> of almost $90. The current list price is $50 a chain and I needed 2.5
> chains. i now regret doing that and plan to 'reuse' that chain as
> needed on my diamond frame bikes and use the cheaper chain on my
> On Wed, Apr 6, 2011 at 9:08 PM, David Whitmon <whit...@vineyard.net> wrote:
> > I've looked at the chain on my triplet, it takes four chains to make it go,
> > and my velomobile, a 13' long chain. There is no difference between the
> > chains. None what so ever. The chain on the velomobile is the one that came
> > on it and the chains on my triplet are those that I bought in the bike shop
> > I use to work in. The chains that originally came with my triplet were the
> > KMC, Z chains. I snapped the front timing chain after just 300 miles. I
> > bought 4 SACHS/Sedis chains for the triplet the next day,
> > It take 3 chains to make the 2 timing chains and a 4th chain in the rear
> > that runs through the derailleurs. I used quick links for these chains.
> > I snapped 3 Shimano 6/7 speed chains in short oder over 20 years ago.
> > Haven't use a Shimano chain since.
> > I can find nothing that says that there are specific recumbent chains.
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[touring] Re: Chain stress from cross chaining [fietsBob] [4/7/2011 12:04:41 AM]