Join Date: May 2007
Location: Southern Oregon
I average about 1000 - 1500 miles a month, year round, and rarely clean my chain, but usually try to remember to spray some Dupont Multi Lube on it every week or so, sometimes I forget. I ride mostly blacktop, but some gravel or dirt/mud roads. I do spray the chain down with water when I think of washing the bike. By June, I'm planning my annual ride to Montana to visit family, and will replace the sprockets and chain, usually with 16,000 or so miles on them. I just consider it part of the cost of ownership on these bikes, and don't want my chain or sprockets to give me trouble in the middle of Idaho or Montana somewhere. It's not difficult, it's not expensive, and I never spend alot of time on my garage floor cleaning, lubing, installing oilers, etc. Yeah, I won't win the contest for most miles out of a chain or sprocket set, but I'm not interested in winning that trophy.