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How many KM are we looking at here?

Road bike, keep it clean. After each ride, chain is wiped down, and relubed.

Is there a yardstick for how long a chain ought to go before replacing?

 

Pls advise

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3000km for a shimano chain and 5000km for a campy chain, then replace. Your cassette will last much longer that way. I've done over 20000km on one cassette over the past 1 1/2 years and no worries jumping at any stage

 

 

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How many KM are we looking at here?

Road bike, keep it clean. After each ride, chain is wiped down, and relubed.

Is there a yardstick for how long a chain ought to go before replacing?

 

Pls advise

 

Ride it till it breaks. Your LBS will tell you differently

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yup agree ride it till it breaks, going on 10000km's with mine and yet to have a problem

You can do that but you will then have to replace casette when replacing chain.

Tour de France riders change after every stage.

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Tour de France riders change after every stage.

 

Tour de France riders do not have my budgeting constraints.

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You can do that but you will then have to replace casette when replacing chain.

 

after 3000km

Chain = R250

Take that over 3 chains it is R750 + cassette.

 

After 10 000km.

Chain = R250 + cassette.

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