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How long does my band need to be?

Posted on December 17, 2012 at 5:40 AM

I am amazed at how many customers do not know how long their band needs to be! Write it down somewhere please!!!

You can calculate the length of band needed with some simple measurements and maths. First adjust the wheels so they are close to the middle of their adjustment range. Measure the radius of the first wheel and multiply by 3.1416. Measure the radius of the second wheel and multiply by 3.1416. Measure the distance between wheel centres and multiply by 2.  Now add up the three numbers and that should be the length of band needed.

(radius 1 x 3.1416) + (radius 2 x 3.1416) + (centre to centre x 2) = band length

 

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