We have recorded wear on your bicycle’s chain that requires action.
We use a tool that measures the percentage of “stretch” of your chain, caused by wearing of the chain’s rollers and pins, over time.
We will have provided you a percentage wear with the gear number you have, such as .9% 8 speed and maybe an addition of “recommend complete replacement”. This is to aid in transparency with our servicing, so you’re able to make an educated decision where to spend your hard earned dollars.
Glossary of Terms Used Below
- If your chain worn heavily.
- Replace the whole drivetrain – your bike will feel practically new again when pedalling.
- Simply replacing just the chain is likely to result in the chainrings and cassette not being able to grip the new chain, as they have worn to the old chain’s spec. We can install a new chain, and test if the chain slips, but this may result in needing to replace chainrings and cassette if it does slip, and if it doesn’t slip, your new chain will wear faster than normal.
- Leave it alone and replace chain, cassette and chainrings when the chain fails or stops shifting correctly. This is at your own risk, but is a common choice and we can replace it all on your next service. If this choice is made, we will still run your drivetrain through our ultrasonic parts cleaner and lubricate and tune it to the best of its potential. We’ll let you know if it can’t be tuned to our satisfaction, in its current condition.
- If your chain is just beyond the replacement spec.
- If your chainrings aren’t heavily worn because of multiple chain replacements, a new chain will improve shifting performance, ride feel, and extend the life of your cassette and chainrings.
- Leave it for the next service, we will still run your drivetrain through our ultrasonic parts cleaner and lubricate and tune it to the best of its potential. It runs the risk of becoming heavily worn and costing more in the future, but this option is possible.
Thanks for taking the time to consider your options. Please call us on 08 93354321 if you’d like to discuss further.