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PostPosted: Fri Aug 11, 2006 7:56 pm 
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Soviet riders used long chains on road in 1980s , they thought it means less resistance = easy to turn , the chain was only in tension on big ring and biger cogs.
Is there science to support Soviet theory ?


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No, they just didn`t know how to shorten them.

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I read something somewhere once that supported it. I have my chain as long as possible when in the small cog & small ring.


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Hm...... maybe it makes a minor difference.....

But some Soviets also believe PMP L-shaped cranks had beneficial effects....

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Ya, that is where they were crazy though! :wink:


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Did the Soviets introduce Biopace rings, too?


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pritchet74 wrote:
I read something somewhere once that supported it. I have my chain as long as possible when in the small cog & small ring.


There was an article about Alexi Grewal 3 or 4 years ago that mentioned his belief in this technique.


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Shortening the chain would have taken jobs away from a few workers at the central chain production facility.


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