Is my chain ring knackered?

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.
 

OldShep

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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.
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.
 

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.
 
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