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Geoff Pearson

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I've been moaning here about clicking noises. I put on a new chain and cassette in September and
sometime since I noticed this clicking/crunchy sound. Lots of fiddling and new jockey wheels helped.
But last week I put another new chain on and silence reigned - bliss. The September chain, a
Halfords Tyan (I think), was definitely longer than it should be and the PC48 made the difference.

I do 60 miles a week on average going to work - how long should a chain last? I'm not an
aggressive rider.
 
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In article <[email protected]>, gspearson1647 @hotmail.com says...
> I've been moaning here about clicking noises. I put on a new chain and cassette in September and
> sometime since I noticed this clicking/crunchy sound.

All the time, in time with the crank revolutions, only when you were out of the saddle?

> Lots of fiddling and new jockey wheels helped.

What 'fiddling'made the difference?

> The September chain, a Halfords Tyan (I think)

Was it the right chain for the amount of gears you have?

> was definitely longer than it should

It will be. They are made to fit a variety of cycles and gear ratios. You have to trim the
chain to fit.

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> I do 60 miles a week on average going to work - how long should a chain last? I'm not an
> aggressive rider.

Depends on the conditions you rode in and how often you clean it properly. Can't see any reason why
a well maintained chain shouldn't last you in excess of 3000 miles. I change mine every 2000 or
thereabouts, it saves on buying cassettes in the long run.

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