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new chain ring on old chain?

Discussion in 'The Shop' started by kuksul08, Apr 12, 2008.

  1. kuksul08

    kuksul08 Monkey

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    I have a 32T chain ring and I dont know if putting on a 34 will make a difference, since I find myself trying to upshift sometimes when already in top gear.

    Part of it is because my chain ring makes a terrible creaking noise, and no matter how much grease I put it doesn't fully get quiet. I'm thinking a new ring might be different...idk for sure.

    Also will it wreck my chain to put on a new 34t chainring on? The chain has a few hundred miles btw
     

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    Wumpus makes avatars better

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    Chains are cheap.


    But if you want to try, I would measure it with a chain checker or a ruler:

     
  3. kuksul08

    kuksul08 Monkey

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    Ahh sweet thanks, I just checked it and it has a 1/16" stretch.
     
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    caputo1989 Turbo Monkey

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    You need a new chain. An old chain will put more wear on the new ring.
    Rules for Drive train care.
    1. lube and check the chain periodicly. Get the Rolhof sp? tool.
    2. Cassetes only last 2-3 chains
    3. get a new chain whenever you buy a new cassette and or chainrings.
    4. keep it clean.
     
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    recycle127 Chimp

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    Chains don't normally make creaking noises they make squeaking noises. Check your bottom bracket, chain ring bolts, or your seat post clamp for creaks. May need tightening or lube.
     
  6. kuksul08

    kuksul08 Monkey

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    I checked everything and it is a combination of the chain ring bolts and the crank/spindle interface. I will lube them, then 2 rides later I will hear the creaking once again :banghead::banghead: I have always used grease, but this last time I tried antisieze, we'll see how it does.