Chains

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Wheels Manufacturing 2mm Chainring SpacerWheels Manufacturing 2mm Chainring Spacer. Can stand that annoying click that an off centre cainline can produce, well it sounds like you have line alignment issues. To rectify this problem sort your chainline out with these hand chainring spacers fr...
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Blank Replacement Chain Wheel AdaptersBlank Replacement Chainwheel adaptors.
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Chain Protector 260*27mmChain Protector 260*27mm
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Areo Road Bike Chainstay Protector / BlueAreo Road Bike Chainstay Protector / Blue
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Areo Road Bike Chainstay Protector / BlueAreo Road Bike Chainstay Protector / Blue
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Areo Road Bike Chainstay Protector / RedAreo Road Bike Chainstay Protector / Red
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Areo Road Bike Chainstay Protector / RedAreo Road Bike Chainstay Protector / Red
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Selcof Spring Clip Chain LinkSelcof Spring Clip Chain Link
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Velox Chain Grease / 50ml Tube With HookVelox Chain Grease / 50ml tube with hook
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Birzman Rivet Pin For Damselfly Universal Chain ToolThe Birzman Rivet Pin for Damselfly Universal chain tool is a spare pin for if you lose or break the original rivet pin.
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Shimano Chain Pin 9 SpeedShimano Chain Pin 9 Speed. Genuine Shimano chain pin. 2 Options: 9 speed chain pin 10 speed chain pin
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Fenwicks Chain Cleaning SpongeThe best ideas are sometimes the simplest. The tough new Fenwicks Chain Cleaning Sponge was conceived as a way of applying even pressure to all sides of a chain, for rapid cleaning with minimal mess. Best used on a chain prepared with Fenwick's Foami...
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Fenwicks Chain Cleaning SpongeThe best ideas are sometimes the simplest. The tough new Fenwicks Chain Cleaning Sponge was conceived as a way of applying even pressure to all sides of a chain, for rapid cleaning with minimal mess. Best used on a chain prepared with Fenwick's Foami...
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Jobsworth Chain BrushJobsworth Chain Brush
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Areo Mtb Chainstay Protector / BlueAreo MTB Chainstay Protector / Blue
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Tips for chain maintenance

Most modern bike chains are manufactured from alloy steel, carbon with some being nickel plated to help stop rust or just for a nice finish and look.

Over time, your chain will suffer some wear and tear. This is usually due to the bushings wearing out rather than any elongation of the sideplates. A "stretched" chain will no longer fit precisely between the teeth of the drivetrian therefore making gear shifting a problem as the chain skips and reduces the transfer of power which ultimately makes for rather uncomfortable pedalling.

It's really important to keep your chain well lubricated and cleaned as a build up of debris will aggravate the wear. The load that is placed on a chain does not affect its longevity. In fact its lifetime is greatly affected by how well the chain is looked after in terms of cleaning and lubrication.

A well maintained chain can last for as many as 3,000 to 5,000 kilometres, sometimes more if you have well maintained high quality example. Obviously, this all depends on use and a heavily used mountain bike or cyclocross chain will probably have a shorter life.

The main thing is never lubricate a dirty chain as this will just distribute dirt particles into the rollers. Always clean your chain thoroughly. After lubrication has been applied, any excess should be wiped away. On the subject of lubrication, never use WD40. This is too wet and will only serve to attract more dirt. It's best to use a good “dry" lube which is designed for this purpose.

New bike chains usually come in a standard length which is enough for most bikes. Links must be removed to the correct size before installation. Using a chain tool, the links can be pushed out to shorten it or more links can be added if necessary.