Re: [touring] Chain stress from cross chaining
4/6/2011 8:13:27 PM
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
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On Wed, Apr 6, 2011 at 9:08 PM, David Whitmon <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> I've looked at the chain on my triplet, it takes four chains to make it g=
> 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 ca=
> on it and the chains on my triplet are those that I bought in the bike sh=
> I use to work in. The chains that originally came with my triplet were th=
> 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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Re: [touring] Chain stress from cross chaining [David Whitmon] [4/6/2011 6:08:16 PM]
Re: [touring] Chain stress from cross chaining [Mark Boyd] [4/6/2011 8:13:27 PM]