1. johnnyb47

    Chain Cleaner from Aldi

    Hi, I was shopping around Aldi today and came across a "Bike Mate" chain Cleaner for £10. I've just recently replaced my chain and it was looking pretty grubby after a few hundred miles of use. I've often seen these chain cleaners for sale and have always dismissed them as a cheap gimmick but...
  2. Wester

    The best chain lube

    let me know what I do not know
  3. johnnyb47

    Does a worn chain really make that much of a difference?

    Hi, Since Christmas my average ride speeds have taken a tumble. The flighty 17/18 mph rides had slowly dropped to the low 16mph avg. I've been just putting it down to getting older and the less cycling done during the cold dark winter months. Recently though i noticed my chain was worn and...
  4. Lovacott

    Third Chain In A Year

    Every Saturday morning at about 6am, I give my commuter bike a bit of a once over and I pop a chain checker on the chain (where else? :laugh:). My chain checker is a 0.75% & 1% device and this morning, 0.75% goes all the way in while the 1% barely even starts going in. Last week, the 0.75%...
  5. CharleyFarley

    Getting a chain back in the box

    This isn't the first time I tried this, and I haven't succeeded, yet. It's a magic trick that only the chain makers know. Take a new chain out of the box and then try to put it back in. I coiled this chain up as tightly as I could, and it would not go back in the box. They must have some machine...
  6. Chris S

    How do you know when a single-speed chain needs replacing?

    How do you know when a single-speed chain needs replacing? Will there be an adverse effect on performance?
  7. CharleyFarley

    A dismantled chain

    It took me a while but with a lot of patience I managed to disassemble my old 10-speed chain.
  8. Rooster1

    Chain Replacement

    Hello agan Should I replace the chain to the exact same length as existing, or is ONE more link going to be a show stopper - I am loathed to break the chain just for one link and the KMC 10 speed chain came with a quicklink so I can go on as is? Hmmm
  9. Boopop

    Dropped Chain CF Frame damage

    This is my new Orbea Orca that cost me about £4.5k...the most expensive purchase (barring my flat) I've ever made: It's a very pretty bike. Sadly it's not so pretty now after one too many chain suck incidents: I kept adjusting the limit screws after each chain suck (it didn't happen every...
  10. overmind

    Chain/derailleur stretched to the max

    I have a utility bike (road bike) for just pootling around town. The bike has an old-fashioned 7 speed screw-on freewheel. I think it is designed for a mountain bike because the largest ring on the rear sprocket is quite a bit larger that the second largest ring (see below). The gradient of...
  11. dmgraham8

    Chain length?

    Hi cyclechatters, I have put a new chain on an old Raleigh. I don’t have the old chain. How do I gauge the correct length of chain? It’s probably a bit loose at the moment. Also, new shifting cables are going on. Any tips/things to beware of would be greatly appreciated! thanks in advance,
  12. Justinitus

    SOLD Brompton Black 50T Chain Ring

    Brand new black 50T chainring with black chain guard, removed from a new Brompton Black Edition bike (zero miles ridden). Fits all Brompton spider cranksets (2013 onwards). If you’re upgrading from a 44T chainring, I have the 2 extra links you’ll need to add to the chain - I can include these...
  13. Ghost66x

    Help with chain guides and tensioners!

    Here is my BB, someone please link me to a GUIDE and ROLLER system that will fit. SUPER NOOB HERE!! just had the bb replaced witha brand new internal one. the old was exterior. Only has bash guard BIKE specs: 2005 norco atomik - stock minus cassette and chain and rear hub sealed bearings
  14. Fifelad

    Chain “bunching” when back pedalling

    As the title says, but only when in the small chainring. Could it be due to the chain being stretched ? I am going to renew the chain and cassette anyway as they are getting to that stage. Before anyone says you pedal forward anyway, you often have to back pedal when adjusting pedal position...
  15. Bicycleshoe

    Will this chain fit?

    Hi, Im needing a new chain as the link within my current has become very stiff and causing shfiting skips. I have the Sora 9 speed groupset and that would make me thing i would need a 9 speed chain. But when i go to check the bike specs on the manfucator page it states the chain is a 6/7/8...
  16. Cycling_Samurai

    Is it time to change those chain rings? I haven't worn out a chain ring yet. I've upgraded mine before it's gotten 3 months old. Well not my current road bike. I'll consider it when my cassette is worn. Been wanting to complete the...
  17. Midsrider

    Using Muc Off drive chain cleaner & a Muc off chain doc cleaner.

    Hi all, My son is loving his new mountain bike, so much - its full of mud every time he takes his Trek Marlin 5 out ! Like myself, he loves the Muc off products we have and wants to stick to this brand. I used to use some other cheaper brands in the past and now we want to buy a few more...
  18. Trigger369


    HI all . Can anyone tell me if there is any difference in an ultegra 11 speed chain and a kmc 11 speed chain. Reason I ask is kmc do a black coloured chain and I will be replacing one soon . Many thanks
  19. curzons246

    Chain ring - suitable replacement

    At present I'm running an Ultegra 6700 compact chainset. I have just replaced the chain and cassette due to wear. First time I stand on the pedal to move off the chain rides up the teeth on the outer chain ring slipping and dumping me on the ground. It would appear that the chain ring is also...
  20. 3narf

    Why is Chain Reaction constantly down?

    I keep getting 'privacy error'; I assume it's not just me! :ohmy:
  21. Lovacott

    Chain Wrapping Up On Itself When Changing To The Smallest Chainring: Any Ideas?

    This has never happened to me before, but on the way home on Monday night, my drivetrain seized solid as I changed down to the smallest chainring on the way up a very steep incline (I changed down whilst I had good momentum so I wasn't loading the drivetrain). I walked the bike the rest of the...
  22. Daninplymouth

    WD40 for the chain

    Hi, just wondered if it’s ok to use wd40 for the chain. Not long term use but at the moment with the poor weather I keep hosing the bike off after each ride so then spray the chain with wd40 or similar to drive out the water and stop it rusting between uses. Would this offer enough protection...
  23. D

    Replacing cassette, will I need to use a shorter chain?

    Hi, I will be replacing the 8 speed cassette on my bike soon (the bike is only used for going to work and back), the current cassette is a Shimano HG200 t12-32. If I replace it with a Sram PG850 t11-30 would the current chain length be ok or would I need to take an extra link out? The chain...
  24. confusedcyclist

    chain broken, could it be the result of cleaning method?

    Last night my chain broke on the way home, resulting in a lengthy walk home, thankfully punctuated with a few downhill coasts to break the mundane progress :biggrin: I didn't take a picture of my chain after the event as it was dark, and I was in a hurry to get home, it went in the nearest bin...
  25. E

    Chain jumping in 4th gear

    Hi all I have a problem with my bike and I need some advise WHen I am riding in 4th gear - which is my normal cruising gear - it sometimes 'jumps' it feels like the chiain missed a cog somewhere or somthing - accompanied by a loud click - and the pedals jump forward a fraction It used to be...
  26. jsaipe

    Should have gone to Specsavers - Chain advice

    I fitted a new chain recently and stupidly routed it on the outer side of the cage plate housing the jockey wheels, rather than on the inside. I've been running it that way for 500km wondering why it sounded so rough. Yes, I should have gone to Specsavers. Doh! 🙃 🤷‍♂️ Anyway, I've now refitted...
  27. rockyroller

    position of chain & rear derailleur when in the small gears

    does this look too high up? is the chain way too long? shud I remove a link? or is it normal & just caught my eye & freaked me out?
  28. Leep

    Need new chain

    Hi guys My chain snapped this morning which resulting in e walking 6 mile home . It's a hells 29 carrera with 2 x 8 gears what size chain do I need please and are there a good strong one on the market Thanks Lee
  29. Dan77

    The Greasy Chain

  30. rockyroller

    is it time for a new chain lube thread?

    with all this chatter about cleaning, is it time for a new chain lube thread? stopped by my LBS & asked for some & was offerred this. in both spray & drip form. interesting that the drip product also came with a straw the writing is too small to read but I believe it's a dry lube w PTFE which...
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