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post #31 of 32 (permalink) Old 08-20-2018, 11:03 AM
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12K aka about 7500 miles .... i don't know WHY posters on forums use K that is kilometers, being in USA the clocks read in MILES!!! unless you really mean kilometers!!!!!!!!


K as in "thousand", as in 12 thousand miles.
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12K aka about 7500 miles sprockets should be good if properly cared for, but be aware of chain sizing as sprockets are changed. smaller front aka ONE tooth may be ok but smaller fronts stress chain more, going bigger out back is generally better. i don't know WHY posters on forums use K that is kilometers, being in USA the clocks read in MILES!!! unless you really mean kilometers!!!!!!!!
But they're British bikes and Britain has been metric since 1973. And, as sunofernest pointed out, K in this case means thousand without specifying a unit.

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