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    Is it time?

    Ok on my recent ride I encounter this new problem, my chain dropped when I shifted the chainrings, TWICE!. First time is when im changed it to a bigger sized chainring and its not a steep uphill at all, only a normal one and it fell. Ok the second one is a dangerous one. At the end of the trail there is a road going uphill when when i was going uphill, I changed my chainring to the smallest and there it goes again, it feel and to make matter worst there is a motorbike going uphill, i quickly push my bike (my saddle is quite high and my leg barely reach the ground). Do you think its time to change the chainrings? And My cranks somehow have a sound like a creaking sound when pedalling, my friend told me that my BB has broken so I was wondering, should I change my chainring only and my bb(ISIS) only or should i get a Deore LX/XT Crankset?

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    It sounds like you limit screws need adjusted on your front derailleur. That should take care of your chain dropping issue.

    For the bottom bracket there is a chance it is shot but there is a better chance it just needs cleaned, some thread tape and a little grease.

    Did your friend remove your bottom bracket or is he just guessing?
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    Quote Originally Posted by wheelhot
    or should i get a Deore LX/XT Crankset?
    Why do you want to spend money on your bike if you are getting a new one? Just do what Lowcel said, and you should be fine until you get the Anthem.
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    Most BBs squeak a little. Put up with it. Adjust your limit screws.

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    Finally I can login

    Sorry for not replying for days, it seems my comp has problem visiting some websites, anyway heres my answer to reply the questions. Ok, no 1: Its not my limit screws, I cycled a few times already and the chain didnt drop anymore, so I wonder what THAT day my chain dropped twice. no 2, the guy who told me my BB needs to be changed works at a Bicycle Shop. no. 3, im planning to upgrade my brakes and my cranks for this bike, the Anthem have to wait cause my mom havent get any high payed order yet, kaka

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    Take your cranks off, grease where the bb and the cranks interface with each other. Take out your bb, put some teflon tape on the threads and re-install. --bam, no more creaking. Do this whenever you swap out new cranks or bb's.
    You don't need new gears as long as your chain is not skipping whenever you pedal. The chain falling off during shifting could also be from stretched shifter cables...you simply readjust those...(or the set screws as the other people suggested).

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    AARGH, everything in MAlaysia is sooo f***in expensive, my dealer Shimano Cranks is out of stock they have Truvative Stylo and it costs RM400, a bit cheaper then XT, WTF man. Imagine if you are paying USD400 for a cranks how expensive and pissed off you will get, grr. Ok time for Plan B, is it possible to use other manufacturer chainrings on my SR Suntour cranks?

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    AARGH, everything in MAlaysia is sooo f***in expensive, my dealer Shimano Cranks is out of stock they have Truvative Stylo and it costs RM400, a bit cheaper then XT, WTF man. Imagine if you are paying USD400 for a cranks how expensive and pissed off you will get, grr. Ok time for Plan B, is it possible to use other manufacturer chainrings on my SR Suntour cranks?

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