Interbike 2010: Feedback Sports Chain Wear Gauge

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Interbike 2010: Feedback Sports Chain Wear Gauge

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Ever go into a bike shop for a simple adjustment only to have them say “you need a new chain” and that usually means new pulleys, cassette and chainrings. It’s happened to me before and I’ve declined knowing in my heart that all my bike needed was a derailleur adjustment. Luckily for those of us who don’t work at a bike shop, Feedback Sports have developed, with the aid of KMC, a bike chain wear gauge.

Check out more information and photos below.

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The gauge works by measuring the amount of “stretch” that a chain has. Sure, Sheldon said that chains don’t “stretch” per say but that’s the best word to describe the condition of a chain’s aging process. Three grades denote whether or not your chain is “Good”, “Fair” or “Bad”.

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By setting the gauge to Zero, the chain gauge works on all chains. BMX, road, track and even the big-daddy Whippermans.

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Good chains fall within 0.00mm and 0.40mm and fair chains fall within 0.40mm and 0.60mm.

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If the gauge reads greater than .80mm, it’s time for a new chain.

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Not a bad little product development! The Chain Gauge is available through Feedback Sports and was in high demand at Interbike!