Single sped chain life

by wigdog   September 11, 2011  

I have a Charge Mixer 8, it has an eccentric bottom bracket which is now at the extreme front of it's adjustment and the chain is limp. If I turn the eccentric all the way to the back and remove a link the chain is too short to be joined back together.
Am I just being tight and should just get a new chain or am I missing something about the available adjustment?
I have done about 3800 miles on this chain.

Any thoughts appreciated. Confused

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Well 3800 miles on a chain is quite a bit, i'd just fork out and get a new one if your using your bike alot

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posted by Gkam84 [9369 posts]
11th September 2011 - 20:21

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Get yourself a new chain!! Especially if you are doing that kind of mileage.

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posted by giff77 [1186 posts]
11th September 2011 - 21:10

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Okay, new chain it is - got my eye on a nice red number to 'complement' the black frame!

Cheers Smile


wigdog's picture

posted by wigdog [12 posts]
12th September 2011 - 9:40

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time for a new one me thinks, I can recommend KMC chains, I got a bog standard £7 job from my LBS & it's been ace so far, plus replacing it doesn't hurt too much...

Carpe Diem ab absentis: seize the day off

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posted by Coodsta [110 posts]
12th September 2011 - 11:09