Remember the chain

If your chain is shot, shifting suffers. “Change your chain more frequently, and you won’t have to replace your cogs and rings as often”,says 1996 mountain bike Olympian Andreas Hestler. He often changes his chain after spring training camps or after he’s been riding in wet weather because, he says, constant wet-dry riding can weaken the chain. If your chain is in good condition, and a cable adjustment doesn’t fix your shifting issues, inspect your chainrings and cassette for burrs and nicks.


About envirolibrarian

I am a librarian at Nashville State Community College, and the faculty advisor for the student environmental group. I use my bicycle and the train to get to work everyday. I really enjoy riding.
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