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Replacing drivetrain components - what are your experiences?

Posted: Sun Jul 21, 2019 2:55 pm
by jencvo
I know there's no guide out there on exact distance or something when to replace the chain and mostly the cassette and the chainrings. I'm wondering what your individual experiences are? How often do you replace the cassette and the chainrings and what kind of conditions you finds yourself in?

Re: Replacing drivetrain components - what are your experiences?

Posted: Sun Jul 21, 2019 6:23 pm
by themidge
Don't base when to change components on other people's experiences - replace stuff when it wears out rather than after an arbitrary number of kilometers ridden.

Having said that :D, I go through about 3 chains per cassette, maybe 4 but that's pushing it, haven't had to change chainrings yet. It would definitely be longer if I kept everything a bit cleaner, especially in winter.

Most of my summer riding is dry and most winter riding at least involves wet roads. I've taken to using Finish Line dry lubricant all year round, it seems to stay on even in heavy rain and is way less mucky than wet lubricant.

Re: Replacing drivetrain components - what are your experiences?

Posted: Sun Jul 21, 2019 6:23 pm
by Weenie

Re: Replacing drivetrain components - what are your experiences?

Posted: Sun Jul 21, 2019 6:31 pm
by Valy
viewtopic.php?f=3&t=156919

This might be helpful.

Re: Replacing drivetrain components - what are your experiences?

Posted: Sun Jul 21, 2019 11:49 pm
by jencvo
Valy wrote:
Sun Jul 21, 2019 6:31 pm
viewtopic.php?f=3&t=156919

This might be helpful.
Thank you!!

Re: Replacing drivetrain components - what are your experiences?

Posted: Mon Jul 22, 2019 12:11 am
by jencvo
Valy wrote:
Sun Jul 21, 2019 6:31 pm
viewtopic.php?f=3&t=156919

This might be helpful.
Thank you!!

Re: Replacing drivetrain components - what are your experiences?

Posted: Mon Jul 22, 2019 12:11 am
by Weenie

Re: Replacing drivetrain components - what are your experiences?

Posted: Tue Jul 23, 2019 9:18 pm
by Valy
May you have many smooth miles ahead!