General Maintenance, Servicing, and Mechanical / Re: Chain and sprocket set - just checking as I'm a numpty« Last post by jonnster71 on Today at 08:51 AM »
I also tend not to hang around, which I describe as 'spirited progression' but others have described as 'stupid'.
Other than those two major factors, I keep the chain tension within tolerance, am obsessed with chain/wheel alignment, keep the chain very well lubed (although it can go 1,000km between cleans) and generally try not to abuse the bike too much (ie. no wheelies, stoppies or off-roading).
It's puzzled me for years why I keep chewing through chains but I'm now resigned that it's mostly down to how I ride, when I ride (all weathers) and how much I eat.
PS - in my defence, DiD recommended chain life is 10k-15k miles so I haven't been that far out of the manufacturers specified longevity.