Thank you for reading. My chain is pretty worn (stretched), and the links feel lose. I also get chainsuck on the small chainring if I'm going easy (not climbing). I want to get some kind of SRAM chain that has the PowerLink so it will be easy to clean it. I have 2 questions:
1. What chain should I get, and where? (web site, although if I know a model to look for, I can call around locally)
2. Can I use this cassette, even though it has apparent wear?
The bike (1997 Raliegh M-40) has shimano 7-speed stuff, shimano cassette, AceraX derailers, Tracer crank + chainrings, and GripShifters () if it matters. I use the bike for a lot of road/city riding, and go on singletrack trails once or twice a week. I'm trying to keep mountain biking an inexpensive sport, as my main two activities are school work and biking. Notice $80,000/year job wasn't in there. Hopefully some day though!
Thanks for viewing/replying. If you need any more clairfying/info/pictures/anything, just let me know!