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Old 05-02-14, 04:27 PM
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Originally Posted by fairymuff View Post
You might get more miles out of a chain if you're more serious about maintenance. Then again, chains are pretty cheap, and when you factor in the price of degreaser and lubes (as well as your time), a high maintenance regime may quickly become a false economy.
I always figured that I got long life out of my chains because I avoid aggressive cleaning. I figure that cleaning with solvents or detergents shortened the live of a chain by allowing grit to penetrate deeper into the chain and also because it kills the lube there. I try to get by with only relubing and wiping my chain off if at all possible.
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