I was talking to a friend the other day about a bike he has had for a long time and uses on occasion. He described how recently he took it to a bike shop for it's first service in about 10 years. I was impressed as mine only lasts about 6 months between services (I work it hard!). Apparently, when my friend when to pick up the bike the owner was amazed that the bike was still running ok. Apparently when he had a look at the chain the chain wear indicator was suggesting that the chain was just about ready to be replaced. However, it turned out that the chain had worn so much that it was worn by just over one whole chain link! Does anyone else have a bike that they haven't serviced (in a bike shop or otherwise) for a long time that runs ok? Do they just not build bikes like they used to?