Reddit Reddit reviews Park Tool Chain Wear Indicator CC-3.2

We found 13 Reddit comments about Park Tool Chain Wear Indicator CC-3.2. Here are the top ones, ranked by their Reddit score.

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Park Tool Chain Wear Indicator CC-3.2
This tool quickly checks chain stretch and wear it will determine if a chain is good or badMade from precision, laser cut steelFits derailleur and one speed chains including 9 and 10 speed
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13 Reddit comments about Park Tool Chain Wear Indicator CC-3.2:

u/[deleted] · 8 pointsr/bicycling

what gear are you in on front chain ring? if it is the lowest (leftmost) gear, don't do that, it's called crosschaining. it's bad for the bike.

second, how old is the chain? it might need replacement/repair. here is a tool to check chain wear.

thirdly, does the jockey wheel(the wheel your chain goes around on the derailleur) line up with the gear you are in? if not, adjust your limits.

ninja edit:

also, check that the jockey wheel is tightened in all the way.

u/dmcdermott · 4 pointsr/cycling

Former shop mechanic here.

Chainrings are a really difficult part to stock. There's just far too many options out there to try and keep them all on hand.

Even for something like a 32t chainring, there's a large variety of types you'd need on hand. A 32t chainring is available in a handful of different BCDs and bolt patterns, different chain widths for different speeds, ramped and pinned, non-ramped and pinned, middle ring, outer ring, single speed, and probably some other varieties I'm forgetting.

So, your shop would need to stock like 10-20 different varieties of 32t rings just to make sure you're covered. Chainrings come in tooth counts from the mid 20s to the mid 50s. So to make sure that they've got everyone covered, your LBS would have to stock something like 300-600 different chainrings. Which would be insane.

Even to just carry all the super basic, most common ones, they would still have to have at least 50 different rings on hand, assuming only one of each.

That being said, the shop that did the work should have noticed your chainring wear on the first time, or at the very least on the second visit. That sort of thing is generally pretty apparent.

If you don't already have one, invest in a chain checker. Replacing your chain as soon as it starts to wear will extend the life of your cassette and chainring dramatically. A worn chain will eat through those parts real quick if you're not careful.

u/JeremyNT · 3 pointsr/bikewrench

The bike shop should have told you the chain was worn when they replaced the cassette (assuming that it was worn at the time).

It's normal to replace the chain whenever you replace a cassette, and if you want to re-use the chain you need to measure its wear to be certain it's OK to keep the old chain.

Are you sure they never asked you if you wanted to replace the chain the first time?

It seems unlikely that the chain and the cogs would wear out in that time period if they were both good at the start, but an old badly stretched chain could certainly cause a lot of damage to a newly installed cassette.

u/runamok · 2 pointsr/cycling

There is a tool like this you can buy. When my chain is stretched to the .75 I replace it.

Here is a better tool:

u/nnnnnnnnnnm · 2 pointsr/bikewrench

Just curious. You clearly use your large chainring more than your smaller chainring. If you are using the large chainring with the larger (easier) gears on your rear cassette that can exaggerate wear and tear on the chainring itself.

The sharktoothing you are starting to see now is an indication that you will probably need to change your chainring on your NEXT chain. Keep an eye out for very sharp teeth, these are a sign of a worn out chainring and can be dangerous to your leg as-well.

Typically changing a chainring requires changing the whole drivetrain: chain, cassette and chainrings, which typically incurs quite a large expense, but it does also give you the opportunity to tailor the drivetrain to the user (do you want easier/harder gears? looking to drop a little weight? want to color-match or bling out your bike?).

If you are starting to do your own drivetrain work, a chain stretch tool is cheap, easy to use and a good addition to your tool box. Replacing a cassette is also pretty easy, and take only one extra tool (which depends on what your lockring is). Depending on your crank, chainrings are also easy to change and either take an inexpensive chainring bolt tool or sometimes just 2 allen wrenches, typically a 5mm and a 6mm.

EDIT: Here is an article with some more info on the topic

u/gk615 · 2 pointsr/Parenting

An enclosed pull behind trailer will be much safer and more comfortable for the kid. It will also last longer since they have a much wider weight range. Make sure the baby/kid always wears the appropriate sized helmet inside the trailer! As far as vibration, ask your doctor, but the usual recommendation is to wait until the child is at least 1 year old before riding in a trailer or on a seat. Depending on how much weight the kids and trailer are, it likely won't be a significant wear in the bike chain. Just keep up regular bike maintenance. You can buy a small tool or take it to a shop to measure the wear on the bike chain if you're concerned about it.

u/Jehu920 · 2 pointsr/FixedGearBicycle


You can measure chains with a chain wear tool or with a ruler.

I usually just replace mine when they get too rusty, but I live near the ocean.

u/llcooljessie · 1 pointr/bicycletouring

A chain wear tool could be a good addition to bullet 2, rather than using mileage.

u/donrhummy · 1 pointr/cycling

Get a chain measuring tool At 0.75, replace the chain. After doing this 3 times, replace the chain and cassette

u/face_plain · 1 pointr/bicycling

Bike shops have a chain stretch tool that allows them to easily see if a chain has stretched past its useful life.

u/remotephone · 0 pointsr/bicycling

I will second or third or whatever the SRAM 9 speed chain.

Why are you replacing your chain btw? If it is skipping or something similar, have you checked with a chain wear measurer thingy? If it turns out your chain does not need to be replaced, that tool would be a lot cheaper than a chain. I use one I got from performance for 3 or 4 dollars.

Also, if you have put a lot of miles on your chain/cassette, you may want to look into replacing the both of them together. A worn cassette with a new chain will wear out the chain more quickly and won't shift as well as you would hope it would. 9 speed shimano cassettes and chains are so cheap you could probably get away with replacing both for about 50 or 60 bucks.

u/morry32 · -13 pointsr/cycling

From the photos I would say the seller doesn't practice good chain maintenance. The big chainring looks very knackered, there are teeth badly worn. This is usually a result of someone not knowing that chains need to be replaced regularly or putting it off. I can't say for certain from the photos but the cassette and chain probably need to be replaced. There is a cheap tool - any bike shop could also check it for you.