Have questions or want to discuss cycling? Join Now or Sign In to participate in the BikeRide community.

New: Take Part in the March Giveaway to Win the 700c Kent Retro Bicycle worth $399


Change chain = change everything ?
#1
Hi Guys

I went to my local bike shop and they told me that if I change the chain or freewheel or then I should also change everything else related to it....Is this true? I have a wobbling freewheel and think it might need replacement...


Also I am having problems with the chain skipping when I am starting out in middle gears....

Thanks
  Reply
#2
If the current chain has been on there a long time, it is typical to change the rear gear cluster at the same time. Skipping under load is a sign you need to replace both anyway. It is a lot less common to need to change the front chainrings, but it is sometimes needed if they're very worn. "Everything else" could mean a lot of things. No reason you would change the derailleurs, cables, etc. unless they have some separate issue.
  Reply
#3
Dave...

Thanks! The chain is pretty new do you think I should still change it??
  Reply
#4
If the chain jumps when you put a lot of pressure on the pedals, changing the chain and cogs is probably needed. But you said something about a "wobbling" freewheel. Wobbling won't come just from wear on the teeth and if the freewheel internals are bad, that could be causing the skipping. Sorry, I can't really give you an answer without a lot more info.
  Reply


Possibly Related Threads...

Forum Jump:

[-]
10 Latest Posts
Decision-Decisions
Yesterday 10:00 PM
Rear hub issue
Yesterday 09:42 PM
Modern rims crack at spoke holes
Yesterday 09:32 PM
Why It's Impossible For Steel Frames To ...
Yesterday 09:20 PM
Best "sole vehicle" ebike for short ride...
Yesterday 03:22 PM
Tyres keep popping off wheels...
04-12-2024 10:20 PM
Cannondale Transport Fork Mount Rack for...
04-12-2024 06:34 PM
State Bicycle Carbon All-Road
04-12-2024 05:45 AM
help with year of manufacture (Gary Fish...
04-12-2024 02:29 AM
What New Year's Cycling Resolutions Do Y...
04-11-2024 02:32 AM

[-]
Join BikeRide on Strava
Feel free to join if you are on Strava: www.strava.com/clubs/bikeridecom

[-]
Top 5 Posters This Month
no avatar 1. Frankly
23 posts
no avatar 2. enkei
21 posts
no avatar 3. Jesper
21 posts
no avatar 4. Painkiller
19 posts
no avatar 5. ReapThaWhirlwind
10 posts