All of a sudden, chain jam, so i had to get off bike, only to find that my middle ring was broken.
like one part was totally broken away and rest was bent.
I have no clue as to why this happened.
Is it possible that when i installed it , it was not tight enough as the other bolts were all loose.
It was a newer chain ring as i installed it a few months ago with no problems.
well back in May.
it was working fine as i was riding on it quite a bit with out problems, but the odd times chain would skip here and there.
So why would this happen?
do replace? should i replace the entire crankset? or just get a new middle chain ring?
As even as i can ride in the lower ring and the big ring, but my chain still skips
i have a newer chain and the rear cogs are new as well.
just the front is a bit older
derailleurs are older shimano XT and are set fine,
so what is the suggestions?
I took apart a shimano deore crankset to clean it once, and what i did notice was that there are very slim brass washers between the chain-rings bolt holes. I lost one, but re-assembled the crank without that one washer. I havent had any probs with it coming loose. Maybe these washers are missing from your crankset? I wonder if that is the reason your middle ring came loose in the first place?