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  • Chain and Cassette?

     skeets updated 8 years, 2 months ago 7 Members · 9 Posts
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  • Cubist88

    Member
    7 March 2013 at 7:09 pm

    I managed to bend a link on my chain, so a new one is required. (not sure which one to go for so will need a little help on this please 😉 – would prefer one with a quick link as this has come in handy recently!)

    Do I need to replace my cassette at the same time?

    At the moment I have:

    Cassette: Shimano CS-HG81 11-36T, 10-speed

    Chain: Shimano CN-HG74 10-speed.

    Or can I just get a replacement link?

    TIA 😀

  • AvalancheJon.

    Member
    7 March 2013 at 7:12 pm

    KMC X10L

    Check the cassette for burring. If it has any change as well.

  • ga-rat

    Member
    7 March 2013 at 7:19 pm

    KMC +1 , the missing link is very good.

  • Steve Kish

    Member
    7 March 2013 at 7:31 pm

    Change the chain but be prepared to buy a new cassette if there’s any jumping. Agree KMC but I use the 10.93 chain.

  • Cubist88

    Member
    7 March 2013 at 8:15 pm

    Thanks chaps.

    Think I’m just going to go for the chain for now. Not exactly flush this month and I’ll need to buy new chain, chain link tool, cassette and cassette removal tool.

    I’m sure it won’t do too much damage running it on the old cassette for a month. I will definitely change it though as I’ve noticed when pedalled backwards on the smallest sprocket, the chain jumps about a bit 🙄

  • Steve Kish

    Member
    7 March 2013 at 9:18 pm

    though as I’ve noticed when pedalled backwards on the smallest sprocket, the chain jumps about a bit

    Don’t worry about this – this isn’t chain wear. May be a slight alignment problem causing chattering when chain is in it’s slackest setting.

    TBH, you only need to change the cassette when you’re putting pressure on the pedals and the chain jumps. Usually happens in the most used of the smallest 4 – 5 sprockets of the cassette.

  • Rockopper

    Member
    8 March 2013 at 3:11 pm

    You won’t need a link tool, Cubist, KMC’s Missing Link is a doddle without any tools 🙂

  • the last starfighter

    Member
    9 March 2013 at 3:34 pm

    If you’re short for cash and it’s only one link bent I’d just get a KMC split link, take the bent one out (You’ll need a chain tool, or a bike shop might do it for free, it only takes seconds) and replace with the KMC one. I think I have 3 or something on one of my bikes and have done for about 500 miles…

    When it starts jumping, then buy yourself a chain and cassette.

  • skeets

    Member
    15 March 2013 at 4:15 pm

    decathlon powerlinks are kmc and cheap ! 😉

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