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1994 shimano deore xt repair help

Old 03-06-21, 11:20 AM
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1994 shimano deore xt repair help

I have a 1994 Team Marin with full Deore XT package on which some gears are skipping.
I have a brand new old stock Hyper-glide chain and a correct new old stock 8-speed rear cassette to install.
I plan to change the 2 biggest chainrings but don't have any spares.
I need to find 2 chainrings that will be compatible with the XT crank & new Hyper-glide chain
I got a new hip & need to get back on my bike but am retired on a fixed income so looking for the least expensive route....

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Originally Posted by RodJB View Post
I have a 1994 Team Marin with full Deore XT package on which some gears are skipping.
I have a brand new old stock Hyper-glide chain and a correct new old stock 8-speed rear cassette to install.
I plan to change the 2 biggest chainrings but don't have any spares.
I need to find 2 chainrings that will be compatible with the XT crank & new Hyper-glide chain
I got a new hip & need to get back on my bike but am retired on a fixed income so looking for the least expensive route....
I would install the chain and cassette first. It might work fine and you may not need the chainrings.
But if you do measure the bolt distance. And you probably don't need to buy nos 8 speed stuff unless you want to keep it period correct.
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@blamester is correct. The chain and cassette replacement will most likely solve all your skipping problems. Be sure that your rear derailleur is adjusted correctly, too, because that can sometimes make it seem like a chain skip even after you've replaced the chain and cogs.

You probably don't need to change the chainrings unless they're clearly worn and, if so, it's probably only the largest ring that would need to be changed, because it's the one is under the most stress. The middle ring might also be worn, because that's the ring that usually gets the most use. But yeah, just look at them...the wear is pretty easy to spot.

https://wickwerks.com/faq/worn-out-chainrings/
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Originally Posted by blamester View Post
I would install the chain and cassette first. It might work fine and you may not need the chainrings.
Have had some issues with my ticker but finally managed to switch out the cassette and chain, Then just a of minor tweaks & the skips are gone without having to change the chainrings. It's like riding a new bike...
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