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*Originally Posted by jkristjan [+]
It still escapes me how is it possible that people, under any imaginable conditions, get merely 10k miles out of a modern sealed chain. ...
Unfortunately I cannot deny the other commenters posts. I am built for comfort (110kg plus gear) and often ride the bike fully loaded with at least 20kg of office gear or 50kg of camping/touring stuff.

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.
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I usually change mine once a year.
For the cost I dont see the point in faffing around.
Lub it when I remember and bugger the rest of it.

I was very close to home when the chain and bike parted company and I dont want to do that again.
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New Members / Re: Greetings from N.Ireland
« Last post by Stewie on Today at 07:11 AM »
A benevolent dictator.
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 jkristjan, you've said elsewhere that you are a gentle rider. That in itself explains why you get more mileage from tires, chains, and probably brake pads and fuel than some. Easily imaginable.

 If I remember correctly one esteemed ( :whistle:) member destroyed a chain between the Midlands of the U.K. and Holland.  "The roads were wet"  :015:
 Another had a chain break and take a chunk out of the sump, thereby losing his oil.
 "A friend was riding the bike"  :2:

 Mileages vary  :biker1: .

 Rob.
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*Originally Posted by jkristjan [+]
It still escapes me how is it possible that people, under any imaginable conditions, get merely 10k miles out of a modern sealed chain. I have done nearly 10k miles now and the chain and sprockets look like new, you'd need to take out the micrometer to determine the wear. I am also on the original D222 rear tire which has worn flat on top but still nowhere near exposing the bands. And I went to Croatia and Alps in a 32C/90F weather, taking shitty Eastern Europe highways and using a total of $1 worth of chain maintenance materials (kerosene and gear oil, both of which cost like $4 a liter but I have only used about 1/10 of both bottles).
Because he is a "Lardy Ass"   :138:
but a lovable one :36:
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It still escapes me how is it possible that people, under any imaginable conditions, get merely 10k miles out of a modern sealed chain. I have done nearly 10k miles now and the chain and sprockets look like new, you'd need to take out the micrometer to determine the wear. I am also on the original D222 rear tire which has worn flat on top but still nowhere near exposing the bands. And I went to Croatia and Alps in a 32C/90F weather, taking shitty Eastern Europe highways and using a total of $1 worth of chain maintenance materials (kerosene and gear oil, both of which cost like $4 a liter but I have only used about 1/10 of both bottles).
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New Members / Re: Greetings from N.Ireland
« Last post by TowerMan on Yesterday at 09:01 PM »
*Originally Posted by Stewie [+]
He already thinks he is King and Committee.
I don't think, I know  :020: :020:

*Originally Posted by Stewie [+]
Don't give him ideas that he is a God coming down to helps us.
No, I'm a Guru, who leads his people  :7:
by deciding for them   :211:


 :36: :36: :36: :36: :36: :36: 







Now what's the best Ice cream flavour  :027:  :008: :008: :008:
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New Members / Re: Greetings from N.Ireland
« Last post by whiskydave on Yesterday at 07:32 PM »
*Originally Posted by Stewie [+]

Dont give him ideas that he is a God coming down to helps us.
On this forum ,he has more power than God.  :notsure:
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New Members / Re: Greetings from N.Ireland
« Last post by Stewie on Yesterday at 06:51 PM »
He already thinks he is King and Committee.
Dont give him ideas that he is a God coming down to helps us.
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New Members / Re: Greetings from N.Ireland
« Last post by 100milesaway on Yesterday at 06:35 PM »
*Originally Posted by Stewie [+]
Now that the committee has retired he can take over properly.
Heaven help us.     :138:
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