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Glassbackcyclist

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Chain change?
« on: October 01, 2017, 11:40:11 AM »
We have done about 5000k on our Thorn Nomads Mk2's with Rohloff and we are off on another trip, do you think it is a good idea to replace the chains and flip the front and rear sprockets?

Matt2matt2002

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Re: Chain change?
« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2017, 05:21:06 PM »
Got any pictures?
Using a Chainglider?

If you flip rings will you change the chain as well?
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martinf

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Re: Chain change?
« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2017, 06:05:35 PM »
Chains are relatively cheap, so if not using a Chainglider probably a good idea to flip the rear sprocket and fit a new chain before a major trip.

If the chainring doesn't look too worn I'd try leaving it as it is, ride it a bit before your trip to see if it works OK with a new chain and only flip it if it doesn't.

Glassbackcyclist

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Re: Chain change?
« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2017, 10:02:59 AM »
No not using a chain glider but will flip and change chain. Thanks

Matt2matt2002

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Re: Chain change?
« Reply #4 on: October 02, 2017, 05:24:38 PM »
No not using a chain glider but will flip and change chain. Thanks

I just mentioned the 'glider since many folk think it can extend the life of a chain. I'm a fan but have no data to support that claim.
Plenty of links here on the pros n cons.
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