Pulling Your Chain – Do Bicycle Chains Really Stretch?September 2, 2015 6:06 pm
There comes a time when all bicycle mechanics are faced with explaining to a customer why they need a new bicycle chain. The mechanic will explain to the customer that their chain has stretched. The customer, especially if they are a new rider, will look at the mechanic with a look on their face that seems to be saying "You're pulling my chain." How can a steel bicycle chain stretch from the weight of just a single rider? Read on to find out.