jur wrote:Small wheels is probably much to blame for 2 reasons as already mentioned - rear derailer and cluster closer to the ground, and wheels and cassette and derailer + chain spins faster (chain at the back only) so wears faster. The wear is mainly caused by the double bend through the derailer pulleys - lots of flexing of the chain joints, with grinding paste added.
Suprised and annoyed the heck out of me - that chain (KMC X10SL) has shown no detectable wear over 3600km, but I have been very anal about cleaning it after every wet ride (not many of those) and lubing with Prolink often. That has paid off, except that wasn't possible on the Oppy.
S'pose cost of 1 chain < cost of 1 tank of petrol Can't complain if looked at it like that.
PiledHigher wrote:Of course you can keep using it, the chain and cluster are both worn together, should be serviceable for a while longer (unless it has started to skip?)
Euan wrote:The only real danger of doing that is premature wear of the big rings afaik.
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