Join Date: May 2008
Location: 600 miles from the nearest flat road
Bikes: Raleigh Passage 3.0, Giant Halfway 2007 folding, Trek Lime Easy-Step
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Chain recommendation for a heftier rider?
I'm coming to the conclusion that my chain is stretched - haven't really checked it, but the tell-tale signs are there - slippage when shifting, coupled with the fact that I've been doing a lot of hills, I'm around 250 lbs (started riding last year at 325) and have put more than 100 miles on the bike in just the last three weeks - only have about 200 miles total on the bike since I bought it new last year.
So - rather than waiting til the end of the season, I'm going to need to have the chain replaced this week before other things start to deteriorate, and wondering if there's a certain brand that tends to be stronger for folks who will be putting the chain to hard use?
I have a 21-speed, run-of-the-mill Raleigh Passage 3.0.