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    Damage teeth on crankset?

    Hello. I have been riding my Scott scale for 4 months and I'm still new and learning. I noticed maybe 1/3 of my teeth are damaged and bent. So I wonder it's still good to go or should I replace it?

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    Most of that "damage" you're seeing is the way the teeth were shaped from the factory, Shimano designed them that way to aid shifting. The chainrings look O.K. from what I can see but I would check for chain wear now.

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    Ah I see. Thanks for your answer :-)

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    It's a good idea to get a chain gauge so you can check chain wear regularly. It's a lot cheaper to replace the chain before it's so worn it wears the cassette or chainrings. I'm sure you can find some pictures of really worn chainrings, but the round area at the "valley" between the teeth gets elongated and the slope between the teeth gets steeper. Good that you are looking at what they look like now, before they are worn, so you will recognize wear when you see it.

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    does bicycle shop sell those chain gauge?

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    Yes, you should be able to get it at any bicycle shop. There are pricey ones from Park Tools and Shimano, but a cheap one will do just fine. Here is one from PricePoint - which happens to be on sale for $3: http://www.pricepoint.com/Brand/Sett...-Indicator.axd

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    Awesome! I'll check it out! Thanks!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LilJ View Post
    Awesome! I'll check it out! Thanks!!!
    If you haven't bought it yet, PricePoint has free shipping today and tomorrow! It won't get any cheaper than that!

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    Lol thanks for letting me know. I was hoping for free shipping

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    I ordered it. I hope it will come with manual how to use this tool.

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    Probably not! Mine didn't. But basically you put one end in a link of the chain, and then you see if the other end will fit in its link. If it doesn't fit, then the chain is still good. If it does fit into the other link, then the chain is too worn and should be replaced. If it's not clear now, hopefully it will be once it arrives and you can try it out!

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