Author Topic: A Bicycle Chain  (Read 903 times)

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Offline LouMelini

Re: A Bicycle Chain
« Reply #15 on: August 25, 2020, 05:18:26 pm »
I use SRAM 1071 or 1051 (971 or 951 on Julie's 9-speed cassette) chains and run them up to 3000 at most, changing the entire drivetrain (cassette and chainrings) every 5th chain.

Offline Figaro

Re: A Bicycle Chain
« Reply #16 on: September 30, 2020, 10:40:31 am »
I did the TransAm 4,300 miles on a fully loaded Trek 520, then another 2k + miles on the same chain. A guy I rode with off and on during the TransAm put 2 chains on his bike during the trip -- unnecessary in my mind, but peace of mind for him. But then again, I change the oil in my car about every 6k, instead of 3k like the places I pay to change my oil recommends. I think a lot of people change chains and cassettes far more often than needed, but to each his/her own.

Offline LouMelini

Re: A Bicycle Chain
« Reply #17 on: September 30, 2020, 10:45:36 am »
Figaro, your method probably works. I could go longer on a chain, even fully loaded. We did the TransAm in 2018, swapping chains in Newton, KS. Probably not needed but peace of mind. Two replacement chains does seem a bit excessive.

Offline Figaro

Re: A Bicycle Chain
« Reply #18 on: September 30, 2020, 10:57:49 am »
Yea, so far its worked for me, but once of these days if/when a chain breaks on me, I'm sure I'll think, why the heck didn't I change that chain a thousand miles back :-)

Figaro, your method probably works. I could go longer on a chain, even fully loaded. We did the TransAm in 2018, swapping chains in Newton, KS. Probably not needed but peace of mind. Two replacement chains does seem a bit excessive.

Offline cyclist alan

Re: A Bicycle Chain
« Reply #19 on: October 08, 2020, 10:10:37 pm »
I roll with mid-grade. I like their quick link design for ease of use.  It's not a problem for me to get upwards of 5k miles out of one. I regularly get about 5k miles
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