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    Broken Chain Tool on Head Wrench

    So i was taking out a couple links on my new sram chain when SNAP part of the chain tool cracked. Also since I got the new chain my prophet has been ghost shifting any one got an idea why?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duncan1104
    Also since I got the new chain my prophet has been ghost shifting any one got an idea why?
    new chain old cassette

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    Its only a year old is it possible that it be could that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duncan1104
    Its only a year old is it possible that it be could that?
    Yes it could if you ride relatively often. I usualy change the chain when shifting starts to suffer or when the chain starts to jump, then I change the chain, cassette and rings.

    As for the tool breaking on you, that sucks but i found out that many small chain tools or those included on multi-tools are not too sturdy, I broke a few, the only one that I never had trouble with is on a crank Brothers multi-tool... but the allen keys on these are made of cheese, way too soft metal. I use a Park CT-3 tool when working at home, this thing could probably break everything on a bike before itself gets damaged. It's too big and heavy to bring on rides though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duncan1104
    Also since I got the new chain my prophet has been ghost shifting any one got an idea why?
    Like Dan said, new chain and old crank. I recently broke my chain and my bike is only 5 months old, but i need a new cassete. Oh, did you remove the correct amount of links? If your chain is too long, that will definatley cause ghost shifting.

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    whats the best way to work out how many links i would need?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lusenator
    Like Dan said, new chain and old crank. I recently broke my chain and my bike is only 5 months old, but i need a new cassete. Oh, did you remove the correct amount of links? If your chain is too long, that will definatley cause ghost shifting.
    Yup I made sure the chain was the same length multiple times. Like Hal, Dan, and you have said new chain old gears, thats exactly what it was. I threw the old chain on and it didnt ghost shift. There was nothing really wrong with the old one, but I saw a great deal on this chain and I couldnt pass it up.

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    Keep the new one for later then. A bike drivetrain is a place where it's advisable to follow the 'if it ain't broken...' rule.

    Nathanbal: to figure out the correct chain length, wrap it around the biggest chainring and the biggest cog on the cassette, not through the derailleur and add two links to that (around 1" of chain length).

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    Quote Originally Posted by nathanbal
    whats the best way to work out how many links i would need?
    http://www.parktool.com/repair/readhowto.asp?id=26
    What do I know, ask the "experts"!

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    Duncan1104, do you have/use a bike work stand when you adjust shifters?
    What do I know, ask the "experts"!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Gerous

    Nathanbal: to figure out the correct chain length, wrap it around the biggest chainring and the biggest cog on the cassette, not through the derailleur and add two links to that (around 1" of chain length).
    thanks Dan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ozvena
    Duncan1104, do you have/use a bike work stand when you adjust shifters?
    Yes, sometimes why?

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