Author Topic: Tandem triple chainsets / drive set  (Read 280 times)

Tandem triple chainsets / drive set
« on: 03 May, 2021, 04:46:35 pm »
Is there a wise owl out there who may help - I have a Landscape tandem and the chain rings are looking tired. So it has Synergy fitted, is it best to get replacements or dare I say an upgrade!
The tandem is used for touring and pub runs so nothing to flash please. Grateful of any help.

Regards.

LittleWheelsandBig

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Re: Tandem triple chainsets / drive set
« Reply #1 on: 03 May, 2021, 05:51:06 pm »
I guess Synergy cranks are https://www.warlands-cycles.co.uk/catalogue/tandems/tandem-chainsets

I would just get replacement rings as required. That isn’t necessarily all of them. The timing rings can stand a remarkable amount of wear without affecting their utility.

Ramped and pinned middle and large rings are only worthwhile for the final drive. More expensive, higher strength rings (7075/ zicral) are much more durable than cheap dural rings. Consider stainless or steel for the granny ring.
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Re: Tandem triple chainsets / drive set
« Reply #2 on: 03 May, 2021, 06:02:49 pm »
As LW&B said, I would only change the rings on the drive side, your timing rings will probably last 2 or 3 times longer. Those 4 bolts rings are pretty common, you can get compatible replacement rings in any decent bike shop, no need to search for the exact original parts.

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Re: Tandem triple chainsets / drive set
« Reply #3 on: 04 May, 2021, 08:08:13 am »
Thank you - all info took onboard.

Regards