Fraz101 wrote:reohn2 wrote:TBH I think it's the fault of the cheap chain more than anything.
That said a lube that penetrates into the chain is a must if you clean off the factory grease(something I always do)
So do you think the removal of the factory grease is the main reason my chain has failed so rapidly?
My friend at work made a good point in saying plenty people buy new bikes from Halfords etc and don’t maintain them and will last longer than that and the bikes are probably fitted with cheaper quality chains than the seam pc830!?
I think it's a combination of thick lube not penetrating the chain after decreasing and a cheap chain that doesn't have hardened pins.
As I posted up thread,keep an eye on how long the new chain lasts,it'll give a good idea where you may have gone wrong.