My middle chainring on my bike(Chainring is a 5 bolt, 36 teeth, 110mm- running with a shimano xtr set up)is worn out so I'm replacing it. This proved harder than imagined my local bike shop despite a few calls over the space of a month and a half by myself hasn't got my replacement chainring. So I've just sourced one cheaper on the net and hopefully it will be delivered tomorrow.
I understand I will also need to replace my chain. I'm not completetly clueless, but I'm also not a mechanic. How difficult is it to do all this work myself? what should I specificaly be looking for when buying a chain? what tools would I need? am I likely to damage my bike? how much pain is involved?
All contributions appreciated.