I have a feeling the bike i got was bought, used like twice, and put in the garage, slowly engulfed by crap, destined to be forgotten. the bar tape was the give away.. it was crispy and shriveled when i got it, and the tires looked like they hadnt been changed in years.
anyway, having replaced the rear hellicomatic wheel with a mavic laced to a 105, im debating getting a new chain. i read about the 12 link 12 inch rule (something like that anyway) and so far the chain seems good. im guessing like everything else on the bike, its original and wasn't ever replaced.. even if its still in decent shape, should i replace the blackened 24 year old chain or just let it be?