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Chain wear tools - recommendations?

rodgers73rodgers73 Posts: 2,626
edited May 2013 in Road buying advice
I recall that the last chain I had went beyond its recommended stretch levels before I changed it and I'd like to avoid this happening again. I should get a chain wear tool so I don't end up using a knackered chain for too long.

Having looked at the tools available to check for chain wear, it seems there are some basic ones for around £5-6 and then some more sophisticated ones going for around £20 then a big step up to digital ones for about £60.

Are the cheap ones effective or are they a false economy? I'm not desperate to spend a lot on this but neither do I want to end up with something that is effectively useless.

Any thoughts from someone who uses such tools would be much appreciated


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