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    upgrade help..simple answer i promise...

    ok as u guys know my 8 speed x-5 derailleur broke. so i orderd these parts

    Shimano SLX M670 Shadow 10 Speed Rear Mech

    Shimano XT M780 10 Speed Trigger Shifter

    Shimano SLX HG81 10 Speed MTB Cassette

    Shimano Ultegra 6600 10 Speed Chain

    i already had upgraded my crankset to:

    Shimano SLX M665 Crankset w/ Bash Guard 8/9 Speed

    now the mech at the LBS says i might need a chainring...??? any idea what i should get thanks!!

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    Try the new chain on the existing chainrings. See if it will fit over the teeth and also if it can fall between rings.

    My expectation is that your existing crank is fine. If it's not, you have a few options, depending on what the problem is.
    "Don't buy upgrades; ride up grades." -Eddy Merckx

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    You will be fine as is. I've got a M660 crank modded to 2x, ie. M665-ish running 10 speed w/o issue.

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    thanks guys, guy at the LBS has me freking a lil..

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