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Old 12-14-2008, 10:28 PM   #1
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I felt my chain slip a couple of times and then realized that my rear sprocket was wasted. So I'll be getting myself a new set including a chain. How difficult of a job would it be for me to install it myself or would it be easier for me to just take it to the shop?
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I felt my chain slip a couple of times and then realized that my rear sprocket was wasted. So I'll be getting myself a new set including a chain. How difficult of a job would it be for me to install it myself or would it be easier for me to just take it to the shop?
Hard to say not knowing Ur skill level, its a very easy job IF U know what ur doing, and have the right tools, but I have seen guys mess it up
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unless you have the right tools it is better to take to a shop. grinder, and chain tool are the major tools required.
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Old 12-15-2008, 07:32 AM   #4
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I'll give ya a hand next Sunday, but that's my first available time.

Having the right tools makes it pretty easy (as mentioned).
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Old 12-15-2008, 07:40 AM   #5
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I felt my chain slip a couple of times and then realized that my rear sprocket was wasted. So I'll be getting myself a new set including a chain. How difficult of a job would it be for me to install it myself or would it be easier for me to just take it to the shop?
Pick up a chain breaker & rivet tool kit. It is very easy. I bought this one and it has paid for itself and lasted forever. No grinding needed or anything like that. If you plan on riding bikes for a while, I consider it a good investment.

As far as removing the rear wheel and front sprocket, that is easy as long as you have the correct size sockets. The front sprocket is MUCH easier to remove if you have a pneumatic impact wrench. Make sure you use a torque wrench on the rear sprocket nuts and that you don't forget to rebend the front washer that holds the front sprocket nut in place.

As long as you are doing it, you might as well upgrade to a 520 chain conversion with -1 tooth up front and a good chain like DID? Be sure to lube at least every 200 miles when the chain is hot. I like the white Belray lube.

http://www.sprocketcenter.com/p/1023...-tool-kit.html
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yeah having tools an a place to do it helps...
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Haha, I guess. I just like toying with the bikes.

TG, if ya need help, PM me. I'll certainly give ya some assistance.

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I don't have the tools nor much of a work space to do it. My bikes is at my dads house at the moment. I'll probably end up taking it to the shop this week. I need to get the bike fixed before I go out of town on Monday, Dec. 22nd. I'm going up to my mothers in Tennessee for Xmas. I'm bringing my sister home with me, she's never seen my bike and wants a ride. :-) Plus, I miss riding. :-( Thanks for all the tips and offers for assistance.
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