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Old 11-22-19, 07:34 PM
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Originally Posted by Salamandrine View Post
I call BS. Where do these absurd theories come from. A clean chain is a long lasting chain. A dirty chain not only wears out itself, it wears out the freewheel/cassette cogs and chainring teeth as well. These are the sorts of theories that only sound plausible to people that don't ride many miles.
And that was the oddest part--he literally illustrated (on a brand new Trek top tube) "When you pull a chain off a bike, it's going to be this long," he said, holding his fingers at the seat post and about four inches from the head tube, then he said, "you clean it and it gets this long" and he moved the finger from 4" to 1.5" from the head tube.

I'm thinking...so every time you get it dirty, you need to replace? Well that's a pain in the ass. Also, those poor MTB/gravel guys... And can you clean the cassette or does that get bigger, too?
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