Bicycle Mechanics - how long should an ultegra chain last?
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10-21-03, 02:29 PM
i seem to only get 1000 miles (i'm a masher and ride a lot of hills)
10-21-03, 03:37 PM
wowsers.... how often do you clean/lube your chain?
and how do you tell when your chain needs replacing (do you go by chain stretch?)
10-21-03, 07:56 PM
Only 1,000 miles! So you probably change your chain more frequently than your tires. No way! I have 2,500 on mine and it still doesn't need to be replaced. And how often do you clean and lube your chain. Mine gets the treatment almost weekly.
10-21-03, 08:08 PM
They last untill they wear out.
It all depends...masher, hills, poor maintenence = not long
Spinner, flats, good maintenance = long time
10-22-03, 02:35 AM
actual mileage is about 1200miles but not that big a difference...maintenance is pretty good...at least weekly to every 10 days and usually after every really wet ride. i ride 5-6 days per week
just got a new bike with campy chorus....should last longer
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