I miss Cali rides :/
i've had my D.I.D. 520 chain on for approx 5000 miles and clean/lube/adjust slack regularly (approx 500 miles). I have noticed that my orings are breaking and sticking up through the links everywhere. i use the grunge brush and degreaser combo, ride for about 10 minutes to warm up and then lube with chainwax. what is the life on these chains? and am i cleaning too often? my buddy got the rk x ring chain the same time i got my D.I.D. he rarely cleans his chain and he has no evident wear on his chain. -1 afam up front and stock gearing driven rear steel/alum sprocket. also noticed that the rear sprocket is wearing as well. again, slack is correct and rear aligned as well.