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    Sir Crashalot Airborne's Avatar
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    My new $210.00 chain!!

    SO the other day on the mtb trail I am skipping gears for the last time. I think the chain is all stretched to s**t. It was.

    Turns out, you guessed it, ALL the sprokets are worn to hell too. New chainrings for the LX crank and a new 9 spd cogset with that chain thank you very much. Cha-ching! 150 with a tune.

    To get over that pain of my neglect, I opted to swap off my green Michelins for some pretty red Panaracer Fire XCs to mach my frame, and to get something more mud oriented for a muddy race here in PA this weekend. Ahhh, I feel better already...

    Oh yeah, cha-ching - 210.

    You can't ride dollar bills, so spend them!

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    Marathon Cyclist MediaCreations's Avatar
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    Only $210?

    Imagine just how far that would go servicing a car. You've got out of it very cheaply. Better go spend some more at the bike shop.

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    Footballus vita est iamlucky13's Avatar
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    That's an awesome quote media creations, and sadly true. I live on a college campus, and I honestly think some of these people would drive their cars from their dorm to the athletic facility if there was a street there. Me, I walk anything less than 1 mile, then it get's to be worth biking to.
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    Wood Licker Maelstrom's Avatar
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    For a whole replacement thats pretty decent. For dh parts of the same parts you could spend upwards of 600$ with no installation.

    I don't even drive so money that would normally go to car payments and insurance all go to my bike and school

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    it's too late now but usually its cheaper buy a new crankset (lx or xt) that to replace 2 rings.
    MtbPhreek

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