Chain Catcher for Cannondale R/T Tandem
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    Chain Catcher for Cannondale R/T Tandem

    We have a '97 C'dale Road Tandem with a triple crank. I rarely use the granny gear because no matter how finely tuned the drivetrain there is a 1 in 5 chance the chain will drop. Dropping a chain on a tandem up a hill steep enough for the granny gear is the worst possible outcome.

    Now Chain Catchers are the rage which seems the answer to our granny-gear need.

    So -- any Cannondale tandem riders out there using a Chain Catcher?

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    The chain catcher that I use works on a 24-42-54 triple, but there was too much chain rub on the derailleur with such a small chainring. I now use a 28 small chainring and the shifting is great and it is a good feeling to be able to use the small chainring without a dropped chain worry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cogtooth View Post
    The chain catcher that I use works on a 24-42-54 triple, but there was too much chain rub on the derailleur with such a small chainring. I now use a 28 small chainring and the shifting is great and it is a good feeling to be able to use the small chainring without a dropped chain worry.
    True -- when you need a small chainring, you REALLY need it. I can't say how many times we've ground up a rise in a the middle ring because I was unsure the shift to low would be successful.

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    I'm running a double chainring setup on my Cannondale with the SRAM Force 22 Yaw FD and chain catcher.



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