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Offline insomniac

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Re: Stretchy Chain?
« Reply #20 on: July 12, 2018, 11:39:34 »
So the sprocket carrier's supposed to be a light grey aluminium colour, then? ( mine certainly isn't )
neither is mine, that's why I commented.
A friend of mine has a bike the same age, more miles and still comes out gleaming  :-x
I've got cleaning products, cloths, tooth brushes even but it just doesn't come out as clean as I would like.  :angry-banghead:
I think I'll just execpt the fact that I have a dirty bike  :shrug:
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Re: Stretchy Chain?
« Reply #21 on: July 12, 2018, 12:39:28 »
Wouldn't be so bad if we could accuse Mick of never going anywhere.

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Re: Stretchy Chain?
« Reply #22 on: July 12, 2018, 19:13:39 »
Hmm,that is clean Mick,it looks like you even polish your nuts .
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Offline Barbel Mick

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Re: Stretchy Chain?
« Reply #23 on: July 12, 2018, 21:21:43 »
New chain & sprockets a month or so back, maybe he put new nuts on it, never noticed them to be honest, or it might have been the  :sunny: reflecting that blinded me!  lol
@ Rusty 30,000+ on it now.  :dance:
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Re: Stretchy Chain?
« Reply #24 on: July 12, 2018, 22:11:50 »
@joethebike: "luvit, luvit, luvit. :icon_drool5: Naked chains exposed to grit and salt is just plain daft.
Look at the clock and the calendar.
It'll never be now again.
So just get out and do it.
As fast as you possibly can.

Offline insomniac

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Re: Stretchy Chain?
« Reply #25 on: July 19, 2018, 16:08:38 »
Well I've done it, had a new chain and sprockets fitted. Now it feels like I have a new bike, what a difference. It is so much quieter and there is no snatching whilst going along slowly or coming out of corners.
I have also copied the idea of using a bit of plant pot to extend the chain guard, I heated it up to mould it up to the inside of the guard and then almost flattened out the rest to hang over another few inches. So now the back left of the bike is staying clean.
Good results all round.
cheers blokes
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Offline Barbel Mick

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Re: Stretchy Chain?
« Reply #26 on: July 19, 2018, 16:27:05 »
 :thumb:
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