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If you are going to a 46 from a 48 rear sprocket and the front remains 22, then your chain
will be slightly slacker. Given what you said, I would also check your wheel alignment is
correct using parallel straight edges after the wheels are torqued up.

One thing that hasn't been mentioned about chain wear. Drive chains are typically lubed too
infrequently. I seem to recall DID recommending lubrication every 300 miles; most people don't.
Personally, I use a chain oiler, which is a lot less hassle and chains last much longer.
Ok thanks. I was wondering about if the 46tooth is a bigger circumference.
Must have had a brain fart.
Looking for more top end.
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300 miles has been the standard for a long time.
Thanks Iron Mike, I thought so. And even more regularly in the wet!

(Sorry, it has been years since I lubed the drive chain that way.
I just refill my chain oiler every couple of months; job done. Not
had to touch the chain since fitting it and sprockets look like new).
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