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    new freewheel before doing the transam

    Hello,

    i'm planning to do the transam route(4400mi). My current freewheel and chain been used <2000 miles and are in good condition.
    Is it critical chage them before the start of the tour?

    thanks,
    Pacho

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    Quote Originally Posted by pacho
    Hello,

    i'm planning to do the transam route(4400mi). My current freewheel and chain been used <2000 miles and are in good condition.
    Is it critical chage them before the start of the tour?

    thanks,
    Pacho
    I wouldn't think you'd need to change them (assuming the chain is not stretched), but definitely at least bring an extra chain.
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    If you have any concerns, buy a new chain before you leave - they're cheap. The cassette should be fine. However, you should pass plenty of bike shops enroute in case you need a new chain along the way.

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