Author Topic: Trice + 1  (Read 3742 times)

Re: Trice + 1
« Reply #25 on: April 22, 2011, 07:03:06 am »
Changed the chain/cassette and middle and outer chainrings on my QNT after 5800 miles. I think thats pretty good considering the amount of trips with a fully loaded trailer being hauled around some hilly lanes. The bearings on the idler and front wheels decided to say goodbye at the same time but they were replaced within a couple of days.
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Re: Trice + 1
« Reply #26 on: April 22, 2011, 02:17:21 pm »
I use a Park chain checker and it saves a lot of wear on rings/cassette by changing the chains just before you (theoretically) need to
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Re: Trice + 1
« Reply #27 on: April 22, 2011, 03:22:41 pm »
I use a Park chain checker and it saves a lot of wear on rings/cassette by changing the chains just before you (theoretically) need to
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I used to think that, but I'm unconvinced now.  Ask Arallsop - he's had something like 10,000 or 15,000 miles out of a chain, rings and cassette.  Just runs it into the ground, and when it's bad, then changes the lot.  I reckon that might be cheaper given the extra cost of our long chains.
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Re: Trice + 1
« Reply #28 on: April 22, 2011, 05:24:12 pm »
I suppose it depends a bit on your riding conditions, I ride all year round and wipe/lubing about 200 miles intervals, changed chains but cassette and rings (have wheel out clean between cassette cogs and rings) were still ok, had I not got a new Trice from D-tek the drive train would probably have been changed in another set of chains.
       Of course I am a bit over cautious (but) so far it has paid off in reliability terms.
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The problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so sure of themselves, and wiser men so full of doubt.