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    Chain for this crankset

    I use a tensioner and the chain seems to work ok on the flat but when I put power on going uphill for example the chain seems to miss some "teeth" sometimes from the front ring (if you understand what I mean). I think I need to get a different chain. Do you know what chain I could use for this crankset? Thanks
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    I think you need a new chainring. It looks worn out.
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    definitely not the chain's fault. it could be a bent chainring, a worn chainring(as above poster said, it is), a flexy frame or flexy cranks(which they are, i have them).

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    Quote Originally Posted by sean salach
    definitely not the chain's fault. flexy cranks(which they are, i have them).
    So what is a solution for this? Do you have any idea? Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Markleo
    So what is a solution for this? Do you have any idea? Thanks.
    Have you measured the chain for wear/stretch? Most likely it is worn out, if so, you will want to replace the chainring, cog, and chain. Make sure the cog and chainring are not ramped and designed to shift.
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    Your chainring is worn, and it is likely your chain is too. Or if one is older than the other they probably dont "mesh" well. The chain and chainring HAVE TO MATCH (pitch wise). Replace both and your troubles will dissapear.

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    Get the least expensive Shimano 8 spd chain you can find, and a generic 32t aluminum chainring for a 104 BCD and your good for another few thousand miles. Oh, and it'll be cheap!
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    definitely a case of worn and stretched parts


    new chainring and chain should solve the problem. be sure to inspect your rear cog as well, if it's been used just as long as that chainring and chain it's probably time to replace it as well.
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