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?
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 🙄
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.