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Step 1 - Replacing chainrings

Replacing chainrings

Chainrings need to be replaced if they start to look like those on the previous page or if your chain skips across the teeth under pressure. The teeth that wear fastest are those under the most pressure – the ones at the top and bottom of the chainring when the cranks are horizontal. If your chainring teeth are worn sharp or the faces of the teeth are splayed outwards, replace the chainring. ...

Outer and inner plates, roller, rivets and link

Chains: what are they made of?

Your chain is made up of a simple string of components, flexible enough to wrap itself around your sprockets but strong enough to pull your back wheel around when you stamp hard on the pedals. ...