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Old 05-10-10, 06:37 PM
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It is not worth it. Replacing the cable and cleaning the housing is an inadequate compromise - the housing wears more than the cable and has as much or more effect on the shifting.

A worn chain also affects shifting... the chain loses lateral rigidity when worn and you loose more of the side-force from the derailleur in the flex.

Good news, though! If you replace your chain and cassette, and you still think you need a whole new set of parts, you can use the new chain and cassette with all the other parts you buy.
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