Bicycle repair videos

Cyclelicious Shop
Bicycle Lights - Wald Baskets - Dahon - Strida

IMPORTANT: This content is deprecated. Please visit the new CYCLELICIOUS 2.0.
Friday, March 14, 2008
By Yokota Fritz

Alex is the Bicycle Tutor. He's a bike mechanic in Vancouver, BC, and he posts bike repair and maintenance video tutorials to his blog. Very helpful stuff! Go see the Bicycle Tutor for bike care tips and instruction.

Which reminds me: I need to change the chain on my road bike. I have 1500 miles on my current chain (10 speed) and it's already stretched. At $50 a pop, those 10 speed chains are not cheap.


    IMPORTANT: Please post comments for this article at the new CYCLELICIOUS 2.0 version of this page.
Who are you, Thor Hushvod? :)

I would not consider changing a chain before 10,000 miles. On my main bike I still run the OEM chain, and it has more than that. My commuter bike has been running the same chain since 1995. And yes, I clean them and wax them as needed.
It's a 10 speed chain (105 group) and it's already stretched. Shifting has become uneven.

My commuter bikes with fat chains -- yeah, I don't know how many thousands of miles are on those, but this is on the finicky road bike. The lifespan of the chain is disappointing.
Makes me love my Rohloff and 8 speed chain even more :)
...the good news is: we've made our new 10 speed chains lighter, thinner & faster shifting...

...oh ya, btw, they now cost a lot more & don't last nearly as long...

...the ultimate in exponentially planned obsolescence...
Post a Comment

Links to this post:

Create a Link

Blog Widget by LinkWithin Cyclelicious Home

Scotts Valley Cycle Sport

Scotts Valley Cycle Sport Santa Cruz California


Powered by Blogger

Subscribe to
Posts [Atom]