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Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Chain cleanliness is next to Godliness

Turned out to me much colder than I expected this morning but I was determined to ride because I just got an new tranny on the Synapse.  I was surprised to learn from the shop that my chain was stretched and needed to be replaced and that meant I would need a new cassette, too, after only ~1600 miles!  What the hell?  When I asked Shawn at the Bicycle Center how could this be, he asked me how often I cleaned my chain?  I thought back and said over the past 9 months, probably once or twice. To which he recommended to do it a least once a month!    

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