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    モㄥ工匕モ 爪モ爪乃モ尺 evilcryalotmore's Avatar
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    When do you guys replace your chain?

    I've heard as early as damage appears or 75%

    I've changed my chain only twice on my hour.

    I've had it for 3 years about.

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    Why "derailer" is the correct way to spell the gear-change mechanism: sheldonbrown.com/derailer.html

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    What, Me Worry? - Alfred E. Neuman

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    I'd like to think i have as much money as brains.

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    oh, I see that at the lbs on the tool rack i always wondered what it did.. Cause they never really use it...

    Is the super tough izumi chain legit or is that just shanigans??

    http://www.labrakeless.com/products/...-toughness-njs

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    $79 for chain? And its not Ti? Thats a bit too high for me...
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    Quote Originally Posted by evilcryalotmore View Post
    Is the super tough izumi chain legit or is that just shanigans??

    http://www.labrakeless.com/products/...-toughness-njs
    Super street cred brah.
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    I'd like to think i have as much money as brains.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TejanoTrackie View Post
    Super street cred brah.
    IF you can even make out the make and model of a bike chain from like 20+ feet away...

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    Quote Originally Posted by happypills View Post
    IF you can even make out the make and model of a bike chain from like 20+ feet away...
    If you can't, you're not worthy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dcv View Post
    I'd like to think i have as much money as brains.

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    All there is to know about chain wear: http://pardo.net/bike/pic/fail-004/000.html

    The *accurate* way to measure it: http://www.treefortbikes.com/product...hain-Wear.html

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    i just ride a cheap bmx chain from my lbs. I think paying twice as much for a chain does not mean you will get a chain that is twice as strong. just my 2cents.
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    Just replaced mine today on the pista, original still had tons of life in it, just needed a 3/32 chain for the mtb, and thought the x9sl would be better on the mtb.
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    Is it bad to run multispeed chain's on a singlespeed?

    My road bike chain is pretty worn out. Whats a good 9 speed chain?

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    It's perfectly fine.

    There are plenty of 9 speed chains out there. I put a shimano HG53 on the pista which should be good for me until things start to get nice and I'll put on a much nicer chain.

    If the chain on your road bike is that worn out, you're going to need new chainrings and cassette as well, otherwise you're going to have skipping going on.
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    The Izumi Eco is a much more sensible street chain. Even some track riders (carleton) use it.
    // yummygooey

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    id say a more sensible street chain would be cheaper than that.

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    Fixie, never. Geared monthly.

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    I buy a new chain every May 17th at 3:42 pm.

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    When it breaks, its not like it needs to shift well or anything

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shimagnolo View Post
    Made with the precision of God?

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    Quote Originally Posted by happypills View Post
    Made with the precision of God?
    Somehow they have to justify it costing 5X as much as the Park tool >>> http://www.jensonusa.com/store/produ...r.aspx?sc=FRGL
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dcv View Post
    I'd like to think i have as much money as brains.

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    Quote Originally Posted by evilcryalotmore View Post
    I've heard as early as damage appears or 75%

    I've changed my chain only twice on my hour.

    I've had it for 3 years about.
    It depends on what chain you ride, and how clean & lubed you keep it. For instance, I ride a Izumi Super Toughness. I clean it often. It will last for a looooong time. There is no magic number.

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    ...Also, to the above comments, if you ride with no brakes you shouldn't be riding with a cr@p chain. Spend a few more bucks for safety.

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    As long so you clean it frequently and make sure it is well maintained, it should last long.

    I probably need to replace my chain soon on my winter commuter. It has rusted out for the second time, but every time I clean it up, it goes back to running smooth. BUT I dont trust it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TejanoTrackie View Post
    Somehow they have to justify it costing 5X as much as the Park tool >>> http://www.jensonusa.com/store/produ...r.aspx?sc=FRGL
    which is five times more than a nice ruler.

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    about every 3,000 miles on the fixed... it seems to get towards the end of its life, and I'll replace it a bit early but keep it as a spare, or donate it to a local bike charity...

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