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    Bike mechanics...help with drivetrain on 2011 Overdrive

    I need a little guidance to get a new drivetrain on my 2011 Overdrive. I just bought a new chain, and it is skipping like crazy under load. On the stand, I can shift to all gears very easily. My deraileur hanger is not bent, but the crank and cassette teeth are visibly worn. I have the stock crankset on the bike, and have upgraded to Mavic wheels with Shimano disc hubs.

    I want to keep my 3x8 drivetrain, as I use most gears for different duties. Can someone point me in the right direction for a new cassette and cranks? I want to get the parts and the necessary tools to do this for less than $150 if possible. I know I need a chain whip, and a cassette lock ring tool...what else?

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    Hello? Bueller?? Bueller?? Anyone have any insight??

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    Bike mechanics...help with drivetrain on 2011 Overdrive

    Did you want to do it yourself? I had a problem with a cassette skipping and took it to a local shop and $20 bucks later it was fixed with a new 13t cog they had extra and a tune up. It may just need a new cassette, the cranks are fine for a while. Take it to a shop, the least they can do is give you an estimate.

    If you are hell bent on doing it yourself, go on amazon, get an 8 speed cassette, avenir chain whip, and a cassette lock ring tool (total this could be about $40-50) and youtube the steps.

    Cheers.

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    I did exactly as you said, but bought a new Sram crank, and Park brothers crank puller. I did the job myself, then took the bike to the LBS for a tune and going over. Next thing will be a new suspension fork...once I get the wife to ease up on the wallet.

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