Replace the chain when you put a new cassette?

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gabriel959
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Replace the chain when you put a new cassette?

Postby gabriel959 » Sun Mar 29, 2009 16:42 pm

Hello guys,

I am planning on replacing my 9sp Shimano HG50 12-25 cassette with a 9sp Ultegra cassete 12-27 cassette. Will that work straight out of the box or do I need to replace the chain?

Also, do I need to do anything to the mech/shifters as the cassettes are slightly different?

Thanks a lot,
Gabriel

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Postby Monty Dog » Sun Mar 29, 2009 16:51 pm

Generally yes unless the chain has had very little use. Using a worn chain could accelerate the wear on the cassette. You shouldn't need to adjust your gears either.
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Postby gabriel959 » Sun Mar 29, 2009 16:56 pm

Brilliant - cheers Monty Dog :)

Chain was due to be changed anyway so all the better


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