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Why do some people leave the chain sitting on the smaller sprocket when the bike is not used for a while?

I guess it is something related to the springs in the derailleur. But is it that important?
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Using a new chain on worn out sprocket?

I went to REI yesterday because my bottom bracket was creaking. I brought my bike with me so I could get the right tools to take it off, but while I was there the mechanic actually took the ...
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How much distance can I put on drivetrain components?

I figure the jockey wheels on my derailer will last nearly forever, but what about the rest: cassette, chainrings, and chain? How many miles, kilometers, or furlongs do they normally last? I know ...