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comment New Chain causing skipping on cassette - will this work itself out or is it unsafe?
I've heard people changing their chains at 2000 miles, but I use one of those chain measuring tools and it was within tolerance even at 5000 miles. I guess I thought 2000 was a bit like changing the oil on your car at 3000 - used to be the standard but most new car manuals say 5000 or even 7500 miles is fine with new tolerances, etc. Maybe the new rule for me is change them together once a season or every 5000 miles or so. Thanks.
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comment New Chain causing skipping on cassette - will this work itself out or is it unsafe?
Hmm. I would have thought the new chain would be a tad shorter, but the shifting is flawless. The only problem is those skips on the maiden voyage. Unfortunately, it's raining bad today, so I can't give it another try... I'll bring it into my favorite shop over the weekend if I don't get it sorted. Thanks.
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comment New Chain causing skipping on cassette - will this work itself out or is it unsafe?
Thanks for the Sheldon Brown article - I hadn't thought to check his site. If it adds anything to the conversation, I hadn't really noticed any wear - just thought it was time - the chain measurement tool was still (barely) in spec, and there is no obvious wear on the cassette, nothing like in the pics on Sheldon's site.
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comment New Chain causing skipping on cassette - will this work itself out or is it unsafe?
I replaced both cassette and chain in the Summer of '11, about 5000 miles ago. I thought I would get more miles from the cassette, and think I have done in the past.
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comment Does an SPD-SL AND SPD compatible pedal/shoe exist?
I faced a similar challenge, and agree with Ken's recommendation, but wanted to add that I'm pretty sure my next pair of pedals are going to be speed play. In 3600 miles over the past 12 months, I just don't need the MTB style shoes that I have, and think that the more 'cushy' sole leads to foot pain that I could avoid with more stiff road shoes. If you truly need to walk in your bike shoes, go SPD, but if not, the Speedplay have "platformers" that can clip on easily and give you a "real" pedal for when you need to run down to the quick mart in street shoes.
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comment Alternative Chain/DriveTrain DeGreasers
I'll admit that the Amazon deal is quite a bit less than I was paying my FLBS for the Park Tool stuff, but I can also get a Gallon of Citrus degreaser at Lowe's for about $8, hence the question, since if it's 8-10x the price, I want to be sure it's necessary.
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