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I thought I’d take the Shadow out for a short spin, warm up the chain and clean and lube it again. This is what I found!

Crankset Automotive tire Gear Bicycle part Bicycle chain


I was SHOCKED at how quickly the aluminum can go south! The adjustment was getting toward the end of its range. So, I guess it shouldn’t be unexpected. I plan to replace it with a 38T steel sprocket. I will also replace to countershaft 17T rubber dampened sprocket and the chain with an X-ring chain. I’ve heard guys steering away from the clip style master links in favor of the swedged or riveted ones. That would mean a chain breaking tool as well. Any suggestions on where best to get all of this?
Thanks in advance. 😁
 

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I didn`t keep track of how many times I`ve changed mine in the 175,000 on the clock...
I wish I had,
Dennis

JT Sprockets every time and several brand/type of chain...
I have just 29K on mine. In all your experience, what would you suggest? Dampened or solid front sprocket and what for a chain?
 
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