So, I have been doing my usual winter training on the fixie. I keep it fairly well-maintained, lube every couple days (pedro's syn lube), clean once every 150 miles.
Well, I pull out a ruler to check my chain. It is around 1000 miles, so I am expecting to replace it. Lo and behold, it stretched a HALF-INCH, over 12-inches. AHHH!!! Cog and chainring are totally shagged.
I am peeved. Cog was an EAI, chainring is Salsa. and they are totally trashed. Chain was an Izumi BMX chain which I was told by LBS was decent, but I am no longer deceived. I noticed the tension went down every ride (average distance - 40 miles) but thought that something was slipping. NO - it was the chain wearing!!!!
Now, I ride it in nasty, wet conditions. I guess I deserve it, but I feel that undue wear was caused to cog/chainring by the terrible chain.
So, I am getting a quick link, and running it till it breaks....
BMX chain users, BEWARE!!!!