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  • #31
    Originally posted by Trials View Post
    You know how to break a chain yes?
    I just use a cut-off wheel. Quick and easy, nothing worth preserving when it comes to a chain replacement.
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    • #32
      Unless you are just trying to shorten a new chain,
      but yes, even a pair of bolt cutters will get an old chain off in a hurry.

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      • #33
        Originally posted by Sorg67 View Post
        So if I want to get a few chains through these sprockets then changing the chain soon is important.
        I'll normally run a set of sprockets through two chains. When possible, I reverse the sprockets to utilize the minimally worn coast-side faces against the new chain. Some sprockets are machined with a built-in offset, these should not be flipped.

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        • #34
          What's the deal with the rubber inserts on some CS sprockets?

          (Let's see who knows...)


          I prefer Spacely Sprockets, personally.

          I know a guy named George that works there...good man.
          Knowledge speaks, wisdom listens.

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          • #35
            Rut Ro Rooks Rike Rubble

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            • #36
              Originally posted by NORTY View Post
              What's the deal with the rubber inserts on some CS sprockets?
              Rubber in the countershaft sprocket? I have not seen that yet. Not much room for inserts there, where is it?

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              • #37
                Sorry, maybe you misunderstood. I meant to say hard rubber inserts on the surface of the sprocket. Not inside the sprocket. There's a bonafide reason they are there. You know what it is. Let's see what others come up with.

                Maybe the word inserts isn't the best word, but I'm still sleepy, so I'm not firing on all 8 cylinders as of yet. (No coffee either!)

                OAN~ Thank you to Sorg for the "YABOB" definition.

                Lastly, today is Nat'l Donut Day!
                Knowledge speaks, wisdom listens.

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                • #38
                  Originally posted by NORTY View Post
                  Lastly, today is Nat'l Donut Day!
                  So find some gravel and do some donuts


                  Only rubber on my sprockets is the rear cush drive.
                  I thought YABOB was Yet Another Blacked Out Bobber.

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