This bike and all the parts have 2700 total miles.
The chain is quiet only for about 50 miles after being thoroughly cleaned and lubricated. Then it resumes a loud clicking, even with the chain in a straight line. The noise is louder in the small chainring, and deafening with the chain at any kind of angle (I avoid angling the chain as much as possible).
With the 0" on the ruler held up perfectly in line with a rivet, there is 5/16" past the last link to the 12" mark. What do you all think?