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Attach a large washer to the chain with some binding wire. Use a centre punch to mark the washer with one to several dots and keep a log of those. The washer will stay attached while you clean the chains and the marking won't be washed off by a solvent.


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As the smallest cog and smallest chainring have not change changed size, the chain length will be no worse than it was previously. With the smaller large cassette cog, you may find you can shorten the chain, giving better small/small tension. The difference (presuming a reasonably sized chain to begin with) of dropping a link will be minor enough I doubt I ...


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I would honestly keep track of them with a tag somehow off the bike vs. mark the physical chain. However, if you really want to mark the chain, I would make a mark like a scratch on the master-link of each chain to achieve what you are trying to do. This way you know where to look to id the chain. Perhaps us a chisel tip or punch to literally make your mark.


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There’s no need to worry about specified width. The bottom line is that any 10 speed chain from a reputable manufacturer (Shimano, SRAM, KMC, Wipperman) will work fine with a Shimano cassette.


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The only thing I can think of is to use master links from different brands (Shimano, SRAM, Wipperman, KMC …). They usually tell you not to mix master links and chains but in my experience it works great. On older (≤8 speed) chains you might be able to put a nice, thin scratch on the face of pins with the edge of a file. On newer chains the pins don’t stick ...


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Generally yes, the front mech can work acceptably with other sizes of chain. Since you will have a thicker chain than expected, the front derailleur cage may need to be widened a little to reduce chain rub. The actuation ratio is between your shifter and the chainrings, so a friction shifter will work perfectly, and an indexed shifter should be acceptable. ...


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You can try it since it will not cost you any time or money to try it other than swapping the cassette and putting the wheel back on. You might just be able to get away with adjusting the B screw slightly. Here is a link to sizing a chain. https://wickwerks.com/setup-chain-length/


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First, this is not a between-brands compatibility issue. Microshift products are generally compatible with Shimano. In fact, in 11 speed and below groupsets, Shimano, SRAM, Microshift and others all use the same standards for cassette sprocket spacing and chain width, and there is a general cross-compatibility. Freehub bodies for 11 speed road groupset ...


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Solved - I've bought new derailleur(claris ~20 eur) and I was able to configure it very easily. The problem in old one is really in broken inner plate geometry. This probably happend during my accident. Plate is bent in X axis towards towards the chain, which makes it really hard to bent back.


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"HG" indicates that this is a Hyperglide chain, but it doesn't tell us how wide the chain is, which is the critical question to answer—Hyperglide is a Shimano technology used on drive systems with different numbers of gears. Although you have a 6-speed freewheel, you might not have a 6-speed chain, and outer chain widths are different depending on ...


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All 10 speed chains should be compatible with 10s cassettes. The nominal widths I'm seeing are all about 5.88mm. Specifically, this is the distance between the inner faces of the inner plates, as diagrammed by Bike Gremlin. There's one possible exception to the above: early Campagnolo 10s chains, released in the early 2000s when Shimano was still on 9s, ...


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This is dependent on your choice of chain, but KMC chains are available in many colors. Wipperman chains are available in a couple of different finishes. And their master links are also available in a couple of different finishes (I've used KMC master links with Shimano chains without incident, fwiw).


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Use a tungsten carbide scribe. I recommend straight lines only like ticks, crosses, and tees, not fancy letters or symbol with curves, since you may need multiple passes.


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Usually 100 - 150 miles is ideal on a road bike that has not seen rain or bad weather. Also, the kind of lube you use makes a difference. For example, WD40 Wet Bike Lube for me worked, but would only get me about 120 max before I felt it was best to clean the drive train (e.g. caked on dry black chunks on the drive components vs. just liquid black dirt ...


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