Replacement Chain and sprockets
Posted November 21, 2001 - 07:02 AM
Posted November 21, 2001 - 09:13 PM
Posted November 22, 2001 - 03:00 AM
Steel or Aluminum...user preference really. They are both going to wear, Aluminium is my choice because of the light weight. Renthal makes excellent chainwheels and the Steel or Aluminium seem to last about the same amount of time when the rear wheel setup is done correctly.
Hope this helps....Good luck.
Posted November 23, 2001 - 09:11 AM
Posted November 25, 2001 - 06:34 AM
Anyhooo.... as per Yamakazes tale of woe (I should have known) my front chain sprocket has literally exploded. There are only nubs where there once were teeth. I limoed home gently without any other damage.
Now I've heard suggestions that when you change chain you should change front & rear sprockets as well, but I have NOT recently changed chains.
Whats the scoop on ONLY changing the front sprocket and nothing else ? I guess some of you guys do it as you have 13/14/15 swaps from some of the reading I see.
Also, is there any risk that I have damaged the chain in any serious way ?
Posted November 25, 2001 - 07:52 AM
The proper way to do drive hardware is change the whole kit-n-kaboodle.
With your chain at proper tension, pull on the chain at the rear sprocket (that would be on the rearward facing teeth @ 90 degrees. If you can expose half a tooth or more - chain is excessively stretched. In this case, fly back to Minneapolis, go to Bob's Cycle (and then Hooters) and get the kit.
If your chain is OK, just get the countershaft sprocket alone. I am running stock rear, with one tooth less up front. I have ZERO regrets - not too low and not too high.
Posted November 26, 2001 - 04:10 AM