So my winter beater bike needs a new chain, as it's started skipping lately anyway. My grandma always gets me a $20 x-mart gift card. I don't normally shop there, but one thing I think they do carry that I need is a new chain. Would one of their cheapo chains be suitable enough for beater bike duty?
2004 Marin bobcat trail, 2006 trek fuel ex7, 2007 iron horse road bike
Originally Posted by 3speed
I was reading about that. I didn't really see much on how to tell if the cassette is done for, though. How can you check it?
Put a new chain on and pedal around a bit is how I check it. I would assume you could see how much your current chain is stretched and make a guess though.
people will say the driving edge look like a hook or something , but I've had to replace 2 cassettes and neither one looked bad to me, or in one case the bike mechanic, but the new chain sure didn't agree with them.
edit: my opinion is a chain is a chain unless you're a weight dork or something.
Last edited by DirtPedalerB; 12-27-10 at 07:03 PM.