Is my chain ring knackered?

Discussion in 'Bicycle Mechanics and Repairs' started by beatlejuice, 11 Jul 2019 at 18:53.

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  1. beatlejuice

    beatlejuice Gently does it...

    Location:
    Mid Hampshire
    I have a bike fitted with an Shimano 8 Afline hub gears. I need to replace the chain however I am not sure if the rear sprocket needs replacing. What is the considered opinion? BTW I swopped the original 20 toothed for with one with 2 extras. I live on nasty steep hill!

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    Thanks.
     
  2. OldShep

    OldShep Well-Known Member

    1 it’s not a chain ring it’s a sprocket as you rightly describe.
    2 depends how badly the chain was worn
    3 I’d try it and see if it slips and if still slipping after 40 miles you need a new one.
     
  3. midlife

    midlife Guru

    Are they expensive? Whilst it's in bits why not just get a new one anyway :smile:
     
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  4. CXRAndy

    CXRAndy Guru

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    Lincs
    Less than £10 for gear
     
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  5. Cycleops

    Cycleops Guru

    Location:
    Accra, Ghana
    For a tenner I'd change it.
     
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  6. Lee_M

    Lee_M Veteran

    Having had to have new teeth after my chain ring slipped and slammed me into the road face first I would suggest you change it. you really don't want to face plant for the sake of a few quid
     
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    beatlejuice

    beatlejuice Gently does it...

    Location:
    Mid Hampshire
    Apologies for calling it a chainring, it's clearly a sprocket. The chain is so badly knackered I needed to take a link out but because in a chain case all it's life it looks like new.
     
  8. OP
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    beatlejuice

    beatlejuice Gently does it...

    Location:
    Mid Hampshire
    I've purchased a new one, cost £4.49.

    Thanks for everyones input.
     
    Last edited: 11 Jul 2019 at 20:30
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