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It is strange rubber material from tyres was not mentioned as an important source of the gunk. Not just from your bike, from all those other users of the roads who have much bigger tyres and wear them much more. Also add materials from brake pads (no matter if rubber rim brakes or disc brakes on bikes and cars). This material comes from your bike but also ...


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I know this is an old post, but I will link my answer to a similar one here in case someone stumbles into this question looking for an answer: https://bicycles.stackexchange.com/a/74034/54110 That is the 10 minute process I use to clean my full drivetrain without removing the wheel. I came up with it because I was riding enough miles that I was cleaning my ...


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Might I suggest looking at new-old-stock or used items from say the 1990s? Something like this (example only: https://www.ebay.com/p/1300427514 )


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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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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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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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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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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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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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"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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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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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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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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How can I undo a chain that is closed with a master link? The difficulty of opening a master link in a dirty chain is alone a reason not to use those master links. You can open a master link in a clean chain with your hands -- the only drawback is that your hands get dirty with chain lube but then that's obvious if you are disconnecting a chain. But why ...


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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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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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New chains are not sized out of the box (i.e. they are usually several links too long). Part of installing a new chain is to size it by removing links prior to installing it to match the length of the old chain. I suspect you may have mis-sized the chain. Otherwise it is possible that your jockey wheel on the derailleur is worn. Those can also be replaced ...


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