1. bobsinatra

    Bike chain maintenance

    Hi This is my current approach and wanted to check I was on the right track. Will use a degreaser, to get off all the rubbish on the chain. Then will hose down to make sure all degreaser off the bike. Then will spray on GT55 and apply wet lube. I will back cycle the bike and use a cloth...
  2. Tripster

    Genesis day One chain tensioners

    Good Morning, I want to change the tensioners on rear wheel as they are a bit naff, searched about and come up with zilch. Anyone help or has anyone changed theirs out ? Suppose no real reason but thinking of ‘tarting’ mi Genesis up a bit. A fello CC’er had a cross version with brown bar tape so...
  3. bobsinatra

    Chain cleaner tool that attach to the bike

    Hi Are these tools any good? If so, is there a particular model that you would recommend? Cheers BS
  4. Landsurfer

    Alloy Chain Ring for SR chainset.

    Has anyone got a good usable chainring for this chainset. I've got a 52 tooth but want a smaller one, preferably 42 or smaller if they exist. 87mm BCD
  5. Cymro74

    New chain comes off triple chainrings

    I have two tourers with triple chainrings where over the years I've noticed new chains sometimes come off the lower chain ring, but not after it is worn in. Neither bike normally has any problems with dropped chains as L screw and cable tension are correct. The dropped chain issue has only...
  6. livpoksoc

    New cassette and chain?

    After a decent year of going from mot using my bike to clearing 900 mile since lockdown, I'm wondering if I need to replace the chain and/or cassette. I've had the bike up on the workstand and indexed using th barrell adjusters but wasn't completely satisfied it was perfect, but on the road...
  7. C

    Wahoo Kickr Core - Chain Rub

    I have just attempted to setup my Cannondale CX on my Wahoo Kickr Core for the first time and initially tried to get it to work on a 130mm adapter. The frame would not sit flush so turned the provided adapter to 135mm and sat first time round. Next I tried to pedal and on the front derailleur...
  8. B

    Shaft driven (no chain) single gear bike (Walens Trident) - Leeds

    Bit of a strange one, hence thinking people on here may be interested. I have for sale a Walens Trident, single gear shaft driven bike. The shaft is shielded within the chain (or shaft) stay, and access is through a panel toward the rear of the stay. I've given it a quick once over and...
  9. Chris S

    Chain splitter

    I've just bought a chain splitter like the one in the picture off ebay. It came with no instructions. I can push the chain's rivets out and back in again by just turning the handle. What is the black screw on the other end of the body for?
  10. wafter

    Adventures in OCD: Today's Chain Waxing

    A divisive and arguably thoroughly boring subject, but I'm sold for the most part. Today having covered around 380 miles since the last treatment, the 11sp KMC chain on the CdF was a little overdue another dunk in the pan. I usually check the chain for elongation before every 2-3 waxings; my...
  11. woodbine

    Will this chain fit my 6 speed Uniglide

    I have an old MTB with 6 speed Shimano Uniglide cassette and 3 x Biopace chainrings making 18 gears in total. Is the Shimano Altus HG40 6-7-8 speed chain the correct one? The pin lengths are the same as my KMC chain at 7.3mm. THanks for any advice...
  12. stoatsngroats

    Chain Reaction Cycles - web order Positives 🙂

    Ordered a Moon Comet on Saturday evening and it has just arrived! That’s pretty damn good isn’t it?
  13. A

    Chain not moving to big ring

    Hi, so basically as I was cycling I was not able to shift my chain from the small ring to the big ring. So I got home and undid the bolt and pulled the gear cable for tension and now the gear shifter has gone very soft and the front derailleur does not even move when I shift gear unless I...
  14. Big John

    Chain tension

    Has anyone ever used an old rear mech to tension their single speed chain? Saves spending a fortune on a chain tensioner providing you have an old rear mech knocking around (and I bet we all have garages/sheds full of bike bits) and a spare gear cable. I've road tested it and not only does it...
  15. woodbine

    Removing Excess Links From New KMC Chain With Tool

    I need to remove about 6 links from a new KMC chain. Which side of the chain do I push on with the tool to force the pin out. Smooth side of pipe or dimpled? Thanks for any advice.
  16. DCBassman

    The Chain...

    The Revell mixte recently acquired is a "10-speed" as in 2x5. But it had a 10sp chain on it, as in 10 sprockets. So, needs a proper 5-speed chain. What's recommended by the vintage folks?
  17. 12boy

    Chain tensioner issue

    For the last little while I've been using my Bikegang triple sprocket 11-14-17 with 58 and 38 chainrings. Works well but I've noticed a popping sort of noise which goes away some when pedalling hard, and I wanted a few more gear inches than 85, so I put in a 177% SA hub wheel, which tops out...
  18. Marchaugh

    Chain slipping with new chain, cassette and jockey wheels

    I'm trying to help my brother fix his bike, it's Scott Hardtail and has a Deore XT rear mech. The bike was new in Feb but has been heavily used and abused. Much to my annoyance it doesn't get cleaned that regularly. He said his gears weren't working properly so I checked the 10 speed chain and...
  19. wafter

    KMC B1 chain quick-link - re-useable?

    I'm looking at one of these for my cheap hack as I've seen one at a seemingly good price: However, I'll need to remove and refit the chain regularly. The supplier has confirmed that it has a quicklink included, however have failed to comment on how reuseable this is - and looking at the...
  20. Willd

    Chain coming off front chain ring

    Last time out no issues, today came off 3 time in 30 miles. Nothing has happened to it between rides. Happens when I change to the smallest cog at the rear (11) on the largest (50) chain ring at the front. The front chain ring looks true & measuring it is a consistent distance from the frame...
  21. clid61

    Brompton chain ring

    I bought a second hand brompton start of the year(It's a 6 speed , the guy I bought it off raced the damn thing.). TBH not been out on it a great deal at present, due to lockdown etc. I'm a skinny bugger pushing 60 live on the edge of the Pennines. Needless to say I need a more sedate chainring...
  22. Darkelf720

    Oiling my chain

    Hey everyone. Could you tell me, how often would your recommend oiling my bike chain? I am now doing about 5-10 miles a day ish and some of that is on grass, gravel track and pavements. Had the bike two weeks tomorrow and not oiled it yet. The chain makes no noise or signs of stress and I...
  23. VeganWheels

    Chain Cleaner

    Bought me one of these chain cleaning devices. Anyone suggest a cleaning product & post clean chain lube please?
  24. nmfeb70

    Do I Need A New Chain?

    Hi all, I bought a new Trek Xcaliber MTB a few months ago and I'd say I've done around 700 miles over all terrain. I clean and lube my chain after every ride but I've recently noticed an occasional clicking sound emerging from the chainwheel and cassette, sometimes when under pressure. I've also...
  25. kingrollo

    chain swap 11 speed Ultegra

    With time on my hands I need to swap the chain on an 11 speed ultegra (Di2) - watch a few vids but still have few questions:- 1.Which chain (Kmc/105/ultegra)and link connector to buy 2.Good chain tool recommendations 3.what bothers me most is how to get the new chain to the correct length...
  26. S

    Is it possible to get rid of all chain rub?

    I've just put the new tiagra components on the my frame but can't quite get the derailleurs setup perfectly to avoid all chain rub. I have the rear setup nicely and all seems to be working well on the rear. However the front is being more of a pain. I have the 1mm gap set correctly above the...
  27. Poacher

    Jumping chain misery, can I claim?

    Always looking for the bestest components for my bike, I saw Spa had Wipperman Connex 11SO chains at an impressive discount, only £32, so I bought 5 of them, only to find that they skipped horribly on my 8 speed cassette. Assuming that my cassette was badly worn, I bought 3 more, CS-HG50, 13-26...
  28. J

    New chain being throw of Jockey Wheel

    HI, Ive replaced the chain on my Subway 1. The new chain (shimano) is being throw off the bottom jockey wheel, and runs off the wheel. I cant see that anything is bent, and have cleaned the wheel and bushing. The new chain runs OK on the cassette and front chainring. When I put the old chain...
  29. huggybear0

    Noisy Chain

    Hi my chain clatters when I have it on the front middle and small cog but not when I have it on the large one. it makes the noise especially when I go over rough terrain. Is there anything I can do to make it quieter. Thanks.
  30. B

    Does chain matter?

    I need a new chain on my bike. Its a Triban RC500, rear cogs are 9 and 2 at the front. It current has a KMC 8J - 2 Narrow chain just now. But do I need to replace it like for like?
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