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    In my experience frequent adjustment happens when chains are in their end of life. New chains hardly need any adjustment over a few thousand miles.

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    In a relatively moist environment, I think an oiler over a non-o-ring chain sounds quite logical. Hope to hear back soon on how well it worked!

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    Remember worn chains also wear sprockets and vice versa. Saving on a cheap chain may mean replacing sprockets more often. And there's an increased risk of breaking or throwing a chain which could be dangerous.

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    To Ring or not to Ring (O/X ring chains)
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    The NC is the first chain drive road bike I've ever owned, all the others have been shaft drive, so please pardon my ignorance but is it even possible to buy a non-O-ring chain in that size?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DirtFlier View Post
    The NC is the first chain drive road bike I've ever owned, all the others have been shaft drive, so please pardon my ignorance but is it even possible to buy a non-O-ring chain in that size?
    I found this quickly on a web search Non O-Ring Drive Chain Gold Color 520 x114 ATV Motorcycle 520 Pitch 114 Links | eBay I don't have any experience beyond the NC myself.

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