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Sprokets are easy. just get a flat popsickle stick and something abrasive. or you could just get sand paper and fold it several times to make it stiff and sand away. I use a mixture of gasoline and motor oil, 20 parts gas and 1 oil. (its what I have lying around)
Chains are not reusable. they are consumable like brake pads and tires. chains stretch, and believe it or not, they become brittle if not lubricated and maintained. BUY a new chain. they are $4 to $10 if you have a 5-7 sprockets in the back.
If you use the old one you are not gonna have fun. Its an accident waiting to happen, they snap on the worst possible times, when you are putting some pressure on the pedals (like climbing up a hill). You wouldn't re-use old worn out brake pads, why the chain?
Last edited by EatMyA**; 07-22-08 at 01:08 PM.