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TrinafourTrinafour Posts: 36
edited August 2010 in Workshop
Hi

With the accepted rule being that when you change your cassette you change your chain at the same time. My question is, can I get away with only switching the cassette as my bike is only 4 months old with 500 miles on it?

Thanks

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  • John.TJohn.T Posts: 3,698
    Providing you have looked after the chain fairly well then no problem. It is mainly new chains on old cassettes that give trouble
  • sungodsungod Posts: 13,639
    500 miles shouldn't have caused much wear, so probably ok

    it's worth knowing how to check for chain wear/stretch, and what the effects of wear are, read here...

    http://sheldonbrown.com/chains.html#wear
    my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
  • TrinafourTrinafour Posts: 36
    Thanks Guys

    Planning on changing my 12-25 to a 12-27. Just need some extra gearing for the Scottish roads
  • Eventually got the new cassette fitted, thankfully no issues with chain length. Was all set for a test ride then spotted 2 loose spokes, not confident enough yet on my wheel truing skills so need a quick trip to my LBS to get fixed.
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