11th May 2016

Drivetrain

CHAIN AND CHAIN RING


  • The chain and the chain ring must be cleaned regularly and checked for wear in order to increase its durability. Depending on exposure to dirt, humidity, salt and the traction forces impacting it, the chain might last from 1000 km to 3000 km.
  • Check for broken or folded teeth in the chain ring every time you clean the bicycle. Their presence is often a reason for an incorrect change of gears, chain jumps and as a result an increased wear of the latter. On sunny days it is preferable to use a dry lubricant and on wet days as well as during winter time a wet lubricant.
  • Application: clean the dirty chain with a cloth. After it turn the chain ring counter-clockwise and apply oil on the inner side of the chain. Finally, clean the chain with a cloth from oil excess.