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    Finally, a thread with some closure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3810 View Post
    New Chainring arrived today and the problem is fixed.
    New chain is now nice a quiet on the 39 ring.
    I think next time I'll just stick with Dura Ace, time will tell.
    Thanks everyone for the input.
    Paul
    OK, from now on try to spend more time on the big ring, keep your chain clean and lubed, and be sure to change the chain when it reaches 1/16" elongation in 12" of original length (0.5% elongation). Your rings will last a LOT longer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kerry Irons View Post
    OK, from now on try to spend more time on the big ring, keep your chain clean and lubed, and be sure to change the chain when it reaches 1/16" elongation in 12" of original length (0.5% elongation). Your rings will last a LOT longer.
    I do the clean and lube bit but I must learn to change it more often.
    Thanks for the advice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3810 View Post
    New Chainring arrived today and the problem is fixed.
    New chain is now nice a quiet on the 39 ring.
    I think next time I'll just stick with Dura Ace, time will tell.
    Thanks everyone for the input.
    Paul
    There is absolutely no reason to use D/A chains instead of Ultegra.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cxwrench View Post
    There is absolutely no reason to use D/A chains instead of Ultegra.
    But, but, but, I will go 0.0001mph faster with the lighter DA chain!
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    Quote Originally Posted by 3810 View Post
    I do the clean and lube bit but I must learn to change it more often.
    Thanks for the advice.
    As I said before, 3000 miles is not a lot of miles on a chain. I got 6000 miles out of my last chain and it wasn't even worn, I had to replace it because I had a stiff link I couldn't work lose.

    Do you ride off road or in rain or wet roads a lot? How often do you lube? Do you lube after getting caught in rain or wet roads? And at the risk of turning this relatively civilized thread into a chain lube argument, but I'm going to ask anyway, what kind of lube do you use?
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    Quote Originally Posted by cxwrench View Post
    There is absolutely no reason to use D/A chains instead of Ultegra.
    One reason....Last chain I bought (at LBS) was a DA chain. Because that's the only chain they had.

    First time I bought something at LBS is probably 10yrs. Probably will be another 10 yrs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tlg View Post
    One reason....Last chain I bought (at LBS) was a DA chain. Because that's the only chain they had.

    First time I bought something at LBS is probably 10yrs. Probably will be another 10 yrs.
    Chicken and egg syndrome. Bike shop parts inventory is sparse because they generally cannot compete with the flood of online stores.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lombard View Post
    Chicken and egg syndrome. Bike shop parts inventory is sparse because they generally cannot compete with the flood of online stores.
    For a chain? A stink'n 11sp chain? I wasn't looking for some obscure 7SP grip shift.
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    I use a Morgan Blue lube, no off road riding.
    One thing that has changed for me is that this is my first 11 speed setup.
    My last bike had the7900 series

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3810 View Post
    I use a Morgan Blue lube, no off road riding.
    One thing that has changed for me is that this is my first 11 speed setup.
    My last bike had the7900 series
    The chain I got 6000 miles out of was an 11-speed Ultegra chain used on a 6800 groupo.

    Then again, as I said, you must be a beast. Either that or you weight 250lbs+. Or you are doing something wrong regarding your lube process.

    How many miles in between lubing? Every 500 miles or less? Do you commute on wet roads?
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    I weight 85 kg, don't ride in the rain all that often and clean(morgan blue once again) and lube often, maybe between every 500 or so kms

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3810 View Post
    I weight 85 kg, don't ride in the rain all that often and clean(morgan blue once again) and lube often, maybe between every 500 or so kms
    Ahhh, so you do ride in the rain! Do you lube immediately after rainy rides?

    The only other things I can think of are:

    You are an extremely strong rider - a beast!
    You ride lots of killer hills.
    Which Morgan Blue lube do you use? Wet or dry?
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    Quote Originally Posted by rideit View Post
    Finally, a thread with some closure.
    Nope.

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