When do you replace your chain?
I tried the search feature and couldn't find the answer. I apologize if this has been addressed before.
How often should you replace the chain on a road bike?
I keep my chain clean and well lubricated and it isn't skipping. However I have 3,000 miles on the chain and I'm wondering if it should be replaced before it starts to damage the cassette. My Bicycle Repair Book suggests a new chain at 1,000 miles to prevent cassette damage.
I hate to replace it if it's still good. It shifts nicely, I don't hear chain noise, it's not stretched the 1/8 inch over 12 links (suggested wear limit), but is it time for it to go?