Updated: 16/07/2020. This post will explain how exactly a bicycle chain gets worn and what happens with it as it wears. First things explained will be the chain construction and chain pitch so that explanation of chain wear can more easily be understood. A separate post explains how to measure wear and when to replace … Read more Bicycle chain wear (elongation)
Updated: 09/09/2020. This post explains what bicycle chainline is. Why is it important? How is it measured? How to set a “correct” chainline? Contents: What is a bicycle chainline? Why is bicycle chainline important? How to measure bicycle chainline3.1. Measuring front chainline3.2. Measuring rear chainline How to set a correct chainline?4.1. Front chainline adjustment4.2. Rear … Read more Bicycle chainline
Updated: 16/07/2020. This post explains when to replace a bicycle chain. For a detailed explanation of what exactly happens when a chain gets used and worn, look at this post: Bicycle chain wear (elongation) Contents:1. Chain design2. Chain wear – elongation3. When is the time to replace the chain on a bicycle?4. How to measure … Read more When to replace the chain on a bicycle?
Updated: 15/09/2020. It is often asked: what is an optimal chain length for a bicycle with derailleurs? Should a new chain be shortened and how much? That is answered in this post. For single speed bicycles (or bikes with internal gear hubs), see: Determining optimal single speed chain length. 1. Bicycle drive chain length A … Read more Chain length sizing for bicycles with derailleurs
Updated: 09/09/2020. How to determine an optimal single speed chain length? Why is it important? When explaining this, it is important to note that it goes for all the bicycles with only one chainring at the front and at the back, including bicycles with gear hubs (that have multiple gears built inside the rear hub … Read more Determining single speed chain length
Updated: 09/09/2020. This post will explain basic things about bicycle chain maintenance. First there will be a few words about chain function, as well as chain and chainring wear, then chain cleaning techniques, followed by chain lubrication methods. Finally it will give some rough recommendations of chain lubricants. For detailed explanation of various chain lubricant … Read more How to lubricate a bicycle chain