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    Senior Member DaDon's Avatar
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    Riding with stretched chain?

    Ok, so dilema .... I have a ride booked in tomorrow morning, really looking forward to it.. but over the last few miles my chain has started to slip a bit. nothing too bad, just once or twice.

    New chain and cassette on order but not going to be here in time

    soo... If I ride tomorrow with chain slipping as it is am I likely to damage the chain rings or deraileur?

    cheers!
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    1 ride, probs not really. Shift under light loads and pre-empt downshifting before any large hills if you really want to make sure. Give the rings and chain a good wash aswell before the ride to get any abrasives off there.

    I've been riding with a chain stretched well over 1mm (it sags so much it touches the stay un-tensioned in the 11t) for at least a month and it has hardly bothered the chainring at all. Obviously this isn't ideal, but I've not gotten round to changing it so started a how long can it last test.

    Still ride 25+ miles a day with it, and not many issues.


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    Senior Member DaDon's Avatar
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    Cheers Aldo. Frustrating the cassette and everything looks fine, it just dont line up on the chain ring.

    Will take it easy on the ride. Only Cannock so nothing too harsh.
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