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    Brand new cassette with SLIGHTLY used chain?

    I had to warranty my cassette (X01) and my chain (XX1) has 193 miles on it. Should I put a new chain on with the warranty replacement cassette or can I use the one I have?

    I guess I could put on the new chain and once the new one gets to ~200 miles start to rotate the two chains every 100-200 miles?

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    its not the miles it'd the amount of stretch. if it is hardly stretched you should be ok.

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    Did SRAM warranty the cassette with the broken teeth ?
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    If the chain's not stretched or has any imperfections that may damage the cassette (bent side plate or jacked up pin), I'd use the same chain.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alias530 View Post
    I guess I could put on the new chain and once the new one gets to ~200 miles start to rotate the two chains every 100-200 miles?
    I would do this option - it is a great way to keep things nice and clean.

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    Quote Originally Posted by b-kul View Post
    its not the miles it'd the amount of stretch. if it is hardly stretched you should be ok.
    Quote Originally Posted by watts888 View Post
    If the chain's not stretched or has any imperfections that may damage the cassette (bent side plate or jacked up pin), I'd use the same chain.
    Quote Originally Posted by 006_007 View Post
    I would do this option - it is a great way to keep things nice and clean.
    ^^^ all these

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    Quote Originally Posted by PauLCa916 View Post
    Did SRAM warranty the cassette with the broken teeth ?
    Yep, only question they asked was if I was what chain I was using. When I said XX1, they said a new cassette was on the way. Should get it tomorrow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by b-kul View Post
    its not the miles it'd the amount of stretch. if it is hardly stretched you should be ok.
    Besides gross negligence, is <200 miles even possible to stretch it beyond a negligible amount? I maintain my stuff almost obsessively. I guess I should just get up and go measure it but I'm comfortable right now, will check later

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    I think you'll be fine. People tend to overthink a lot of this stuff.

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