Author Topic: Upgrading timing chain to Gates belt  (Read 810 times)

thing1

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Upgrading timing chain to Gates belt
« on: June 15, 2016, 04:47:19 am »
Anyone have experience DIYing this? we have Gates on the Paketa so thought it time to convert the Santana over too. (The chain was stretching and got a lot a creaking in there so it all needs some overhaul work so thought it time to do it)

Any tips?

I've ordered the rings and the belt. Hopefully correct sizes :)

Co-motion website said the old chainring bolts will work, http://www.precisiontandems.com/cat_pics/beltdrive_comotion.htm says I'll need slightly longer ones. I've not ordered any, thought I'd get the other bits in first then I'll know for sure.

Re: Upgrading timing chain to Gates belt
« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2016, 08:05:54 am »
I looked into it but there are only two lengths of belt to fit standard American bottom tube lengths.  So didn't go any further with it.

marcusjb

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Re: Upgrading timing chain to Gates belt
« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2016, 08:15:20 am »
I can have a look at our bolts when I am home (on FSA Gossamer cranks).

I seem to recall a line item on the bill for special bolts (I still shudder a little when I think of that bill!).
Right! What's next?

Ooooh. That sounds like a daft idea.  I am in!