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    Are bent chainring teeth a common occurence?

    I just noticed one of the tooth on my largest ring is bent (enough to make the chain skip and drop to the 2nd ring), is this common or should I take my problem to my LBS and have them swap my chain ring under warranty. I mean what could have caused the tooth to bend?

    I haven't crashed or anything, I have been practicing my bunnyhops though but I would think a ring tooth to be the last thing to bend from abusing the bike.

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    on the largest ring? It could be due to popping the front wheel over a log and not getting the back wheel up quick enough, or the same thing on a high drop off...

    You can usually fix it with a good pair of pliers, but if they're gonna replace it for free - then go for it

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    no. what the heck are you doing? are you actually riding???

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    You could get a bash guard.

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    use an adjustable wrench, close it down to the thickness of the chainring and use that to bend it back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mx_599
    no. what the heck are you doing? are you actually riding???
    Whats that supposed to mean?

    And yeah, I'm planning on getting a bashguard real soon.

    I used some pliers and a hammer and put the tooth back on line, seems to be working fine for now... but I can't imagine what I could have done to bend a tooth just riding around my house...

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    Use a rock to hit it back in place.. while on the trail and have no other means of repairing it.

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    Literocola, is that you in your signature? Do you have any vids?

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    Your Local Megalomaniac literocola's Avatar
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    Let me know what you think of my site.

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    dude i wanna see ur site literocola.

    anyway, the beauty of a steel big ring is that it can be bend back into shape without the danger of cracking it like an aluminum ring. i used to hit my bontrager cranks on rocks, logs, ledges, etc. and it would come out looking like some kind of sculpture. a few mins with a crescent wrench put it back in order. its like the rotor truing method.
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