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Chain Jumping

CyclingBantamCyclingBantam Posts: 1,299
edited August 2009 in Road beginners
I have just relpaced my chain due to the old one being slightly stretched (Chain tool indicates it is still ok to use though). Unfortunately, now when in a couple of gears the chain is slipping. Could this mean I need a new cassette? I have only done about 2k miles on the bike so I would be disappointed if I did? Could I just need to re-tune my gears?

Any help would be great.




  • bobtbuilderbobtbuilder Posts: 1,537
    It is recommended that you change your cassette at the same time as changing a chain.

    You could try tuning the gears, but IMO you probably need a new cassette.
  • CyclingBantamCyclingBantam Posts: 1,299
    :cry: that is what I feared! £50 for a new one. :cry:

    I'm a bit annoyed though as I don't think it should wear out so quickly.

    The strange thing is, it only seems to slip on a couple of the middle gears. I guess I use them more than anything else though.
  • ride_wheneverride_whenever Posts: 13,279
    put the old one back on and run the chain and cassette into the ground...
  • CyclingBantamCyclingBantam Posts: 1,299
    I will do. However, would this damage the front gears? (Cranks?)
  • CiBCiB Posts: 6,098
    Treat the transmission - chain, cassette, rings - as one unit, to be replaced as one. You could start next time with 2 chains and swap them every 1000 miles or so if you want to stretch its usable lifespan.
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