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#3437108 - 07/27/14 08:24 AM Time to replace the bicycle chain...
mrsilv04 Offline


Registered: 12/08/06
Posts: 7926
Loc: Illinois
I've determined that it is time to replace the chain (I'm now seeing that dreaded extra stretch). The bike currently has a Shimano HG-73 (9 speed) chain on it.

I'm assuming that it is best to simply replace what is on there, with another one of the same?

I don't know how many miles that this chain has on it, as I bought the bike used... but is at well over 1000 miles with me.
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#3437125 - 07/27/14 08:43 AM Re: Time to replace the bicycle chain... [Re: mrsilv04]
mcrn Offline


Registered: 11/30/05
Posts: 3115
Loc: FL
You going road riding or mountain bike?

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#3437135 - 07/27/14 08:56 AM Re: Time to replace the bicycle chain... [Re: mrsilv04]
mrsilv04 Offline


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Sorry... road.
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#3437141 - 07/27/14 09:05 AM Re: Time to replace the bicycle chain... [Re: mrsilv04]
mcrn Offline


Registered: 11/30/05
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Well I do not know about road but I like KMC chains for mountain bike.....they have a link that makes the chain very easy to come for cleaning plus they seem very durable and quiet.

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#3437181 - 07/27/14 10:11 AM Re: Time to replace the bicycle chain... [Re: mrsilv04]
Darwin1138 Offline


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I will use the same brand, the rule of thumb is to replace every 2000 miles, so it is within the limits of normal wear.

Don't forget to check your sprockets for wear, Are you hearing any noises or the chain is skipping some speeds?

And don't fall for those titanium (golden) chains, they are not worth the value.
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#3437229 - 07/27/14 11:23 AM Re: Time to replace the bicycle chain... [Re: mrsilv04]
Ram01 Offline


Registered: 10/13/10
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Must of got the chain from GM smile

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#3437255 - 07/27/14 11:58 AM Re: Time to replace the bicycle chain... [Re: mrsilv04]
huffmuds9320 Offline


Registered: 03/06/04
Posts: 1048
Loc: Calif.
I like the SRAM chains, it has as master link (they call it PowerLink) for easy installation. You would need to use a chain tool to remove links to get the right chain length. For checking chain stretch I use the Park Tool chain wear indicator tool.

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#3437274 - 07/27/14 12:21 PM Re: Time to replace the bicycle chain... [Re: mrsilv04]
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Loc: SW Florida
As stated above, look at your sprockets closely.
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#3437354 - 07/27/14 01:22 PM Re: Time to replace the bicycle chain... [Re: mrsilv04]
mrsilv04 Offline


Registered: 12/08/06
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Loc: Illinois
Sprockets are good. Rear cassette has recently been apart, cleaned, and re-installed.
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#3438185 - 07/28/14 08:20 AM Re: Time to replace the bicycle chain... [Re: mrsilv04]
Wheel Offline


Registered: 12/22/11
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Loc: Upstate NY
I really like the Wipperman nickle plated chains. It has the connex link for no tool removal, which helps at cleaning time. I've run these for my last 2 chains, as has my son. They hold up well.
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#3438841 - 07/28/14 07:37 PM Re: Time to replace the bicycle chain... [Re: mrsilv04]
UG_Passat Offline


Registered: 05/27/08
Posts: 1751
Loc: NJ
Originally Posted By: mrsilv04
Sorry... road.


it really doesn't matter if it's road or MTB. Same chain.

there are exceptions like the SRAM XX1 chain. It is best to use the SRAM XX1 specific chain on the XX1 chainrings, vs trying to use a Red22 (road) chain.

I personally use KMC chains.


Edited by UG_Passat (07/28/14 07:38 PM)

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#3448391 - 08/06/14 09:16 PM Re: Time to replace the bicycle chain... [Re: mrsilv04]
mrsilv04 Offline


Registered: 12/08/06
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Loc: Illinois
Finally got the chain replaced tonight... and WOW, what a difference!

The first chain that I ordered was lost courtesy of the US Postal No-Service. So, I lost a week there. Ordered a second chain, and it arrived tonight.

Installed in about 10 minutes. Should have taken 5, but I wasn't in a big hurry. Took it out for a little trial run (didn't want to ride far, as it was after dark), and what a difference. Nearly feels like a completely different bike.

I went ahead and put a Shimano HG-73 back on it. I didn't see a whole lot of reason to change at this point. Got one for $24 shipped, so that was fine as well.

The new chain was lubed nicely, right out of the bag. Next, I'll have to research the proper products and technique for lubrication, as this is now a new chain, and I want it to last.
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#3448667 - 08/07/14 09:01 AM Re: Time to replace the bicycle chain... [Re: mrsilv04]
mrsilv04 Offline


Registered: 12/08/06
Posts: 7926
Loc: Illinois
From what I've read, a new chain is lubed as good as it will ever be... and to just enjoy it while it lasts (which could be hundreds of miles... YMMV).

So, I guess it is like the "new car smell".... enjoy it while it lasts.
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#3449651 - 08/08/14 10:18 AM Re: Time to replace the bicycle chain... [Re: mrsilv04]
gizzsdad Offline


Registered: 03/30/05
Posts: 567
Loc: Iowa
Originally Posted By: mrsilv04
From what I've read, a new chain is lubed as good as it will ever be....So, I guess it is like the "new car smell".... enjoy it while it lasts.


True! Then you'll probably want to go this way:

http://www.amazon.com/Dumonde-Tech-Bicyc...monde+tech+lite

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#3455210 - 08/14/14 11:42 AM Re: Time to replace the bicycle chain... [Re: mrsilv04]
Saab9000 Offline


Registered: 12/14/06
Posts: 67
Loc: Florida
Originally Posted By: mrsilv04
Finally got the chain replaced tonight... and WOW, what a difference!

The first chain that I ordered was lost courtesy of the US Postal No-Service. So, I lost a week there. Ordered a second chain, and it arrived tonight.

Installed in about 10 minutes. Should have taken 5, but I wasn't in a big hurry. Took it out for a little trial run (didn't want to ride far, as it was after dark), and what a difference. Nearly feels like a completely different bike.

I went ahead and put a Shimano HG-73 back on it. I didn't see a whole lot of reason to change at this point. Got one for $24 shipped, so that was fine as well.

The new chain was lubed nicely, right out of the bag. Next, I'll have to research the proper products and technique for lubrication, as this is now a new chain, and I want it to last.


To really take it through its paces, put it in the small chainring and one of smaller cogs and get out of the saddle and really crank on it. If it skips, your cogset is worn. Be careful, you can lose you balance and fall.

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