How often should I change my bike chain?
The 2,000-Mile Rule. To avoid this accelerated wear of your cassette and chainrings, a general rule of thumb is to replace your bike’s chain every 2,000 miles. Mind you, this is just a starting point. No two chains will wear at exactly the same rate because no two riders treat their chains the same. 4
How long does a bike chain last?
Replacing your chain regularly can prolong the life of your drivetrain. Most mechanics agree that you should replace your chain about every 2,000 to 3,000 miles, depending on your riding style. Many Tour De France riders wear out two or even three chains on their primary bike over the course of the three-week race.
What kind of lube should I use on my bike chain?
Use a light, waterproof lube such as Boeshield T-9 Waterproof Lubricant. For wet-weather conditions, try Pedro’s Chainj. Never Use: Motor oil—it contains acids and particles of metal that can compromise a chain’s strength and cause it to wear more quickly.
Why does a chain come off a bike?
Most of the time, a skipping chain is caused by cable stretch. In the first half dozen rides on a new bike your shift cables stretch the most. They can also stretch over time as you ride. Hippley explains, “It takes cable tension to open a derailleur, which shifts your chain between gears.
Can a derailleur be fixed?
Easy Derailleur Repair. Make the bike rideable by grabbing the derailleur with one hand and sticking a 5mm hex wrench into the derailleur bolt (the one holding the derailleur on the bike) with the other. Apply pressure to both the derailleur and wrench to get the hanger close to straight.
Why did my derailleur hanger break?
Broken derailleur hangers usually occur as a result of either accidentally shifting the derailleur into the spokes of your rear wheel, or from bending them back and forth too many times.