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The problem you are describing, sounds like the chain is either trying to climb gears or drop gears. This is caused by incorrect cable tension on your derailleur. While riding the bike, watch (or to be safe, have someone else watch) your rear sprocket and see if the chain is trying to climb up to the next bigger gear, or drop down the the next smallest ...


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Most likely the same. I think there are only really two "chain" tools (i.e. tools with "chain" in their name). One is used to break a chain, and goes by names such as chain splitter or chain breaker. So you'd use this for removing a chain completely off the bike, for example to replace it. You might also want to look at Power Links in this context, as using ...


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I hope its fixed by now! But if it's not, most likely it is not seated correctly. Take it out, make sure the derailleur is pushed back so the chain goes around the cassette from the top in a counter clockwise direction. If in doubt, I'm sure you can find a youtube demonstration showing you how...


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Ultimately its going to be down to how zealous you want to be. When you think of cleaning a chain, you need to think of two things. First, there is the cleaning - getting off the dirt and lube that has caked itself onto the chain. Then, there is lubing the chain to make it run nicely, (As part of a lube you'd maybe give the chain a rub with a dry cloth to ...


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Assuming that the rim is thick enough still for safe braking, what I'd do is take the tire off the wheel and lightly sand/file the edges of the marks until they're level with the rest of the braking surface. I wouldn't sand/file until the marks are gone since that will likely give warbling and possibly remove too much of the surface. I'd recommend sanding in ...


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I'm going with the KMC X10 line of chains, in particular, the KMC X10.93 chain, looks like around $25, as my "one chain to drive them all" for my 9 and 10 speed rear derailleur bike collection of Shimano drive train bikes. After it arrives, I'll post an update with the experience-based results on my 9 speed bikes.



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