Welcome to our Ask a Mechanic column where our expert mechanic Daniel Slusser answers your bike maintenance questions. If you have a question for Daniel, please post it on our Facebook Wall or e-mail Daniel directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A common question that mechanics get is, “When should I replace my chain?” Park tool makes a great chain checker that I’ve used at every shop that I have ever worked at. I’ve used others too, but the precision and accuracy of the Park CC-2C kept bringing me back to it.
However, there is another way to measure chain wear without a chain checker. Watch the video above starring my friend and former Team Highroad race mechanic, Greg O’Keeffe to learn how.
Daniel Slusser is a professional bicycle mechanic with over ten years of experience. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from HSU and a master’s degree in history from Cal Poly. When he is not riding, wrenching, or writing he enjoys spending time with his wife and two children.