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    SS Drive chain and chain ring change query.

    Hey

    About to change over my front chain ring for the first time and had a couple of queries.

    1. Do I really need to change my chain at the same time? and if so..

    2. Does that mean I need to change the rear cog at the same time as well?

    3. That sounds like a more money than I'm willing to spend...

    Thanks in advance

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    1) Only if your chain was stretched beyond allowable.
    2) Only if your chain was stretched beyond allowable.

    You can gain extra life out of your ring by turning it over and running it the opposite direction.

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    Look at the pressure faces on the teeth of your cog. You can tell if it's worn out. The pressure faces are the fronts of the teeth where the chain rollers contact.

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    take it to the bike rapair store they should be able to tell you

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    Are you sure you need to change your chainring? I have had the same Spot CR for 6 years and it keeps going and going and going; I just flip it everytime I change the chain.
    Just one more rep and I get the toaster!

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    Yeah it is the chainring that came with my Truvativ Blaze cranks and it's ok and all but it really looks like the teeth are wearing down... its some generic aluminium (if it's even that?) and apart from the wear and tear it is also just looking poverty...

    Just ordered a SS specific custom ring from Cycle Underground as a kinda Christmas present to me anyhow.

    www.cycleunderground.com.au/chainringdesigns.htm

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