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PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2012 1:30 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Hi

The chain on my Mercian is jumping about and i've been advised to get a new chain. Can anyone please point me in the right direction?


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 Post subject: Re: 5 or 6 speed chain
PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2012 8:30 pm 
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ancient biker wrote:
Hi

The chain on my Mercian is jumping about and i've been advised to get a new chain. Can anyone please point me in the right direction?


Hilary stone has some right corkers in at the moment...........

http://hilarystone.com/chains.html

You need to check your chainrings and rear block for wear too! Your problem may not go away with a new chain.


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Dirt Disciple

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Thanks

That's really useful. I think the larger chain ring also needs replaced. Hopefully the freewheel is OK.

Thanks again

Darren


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Perhaps buying a 6-7 speed chain for 6pounds from chainreactioncycles.com might be a more economical way to go rather than 38pounds for a Hilary stone period chain?


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 04, 2012 12:41 am 
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hurin76 wrote:
Perhaps buying a 6-7 speed chain for 6pounds from chainreactioncycles.com might be a more economical way to go rather than 38pounds for a Hilary stone period chain?


This. You can pick up a new Shimano HG40 online for a fiver, from my experience they're perfectly good to use.

Ian's right, if you're replacing the chain you may well want to swap for a new block whilst you're at it, as a new chain alone wont solve the problems. There are few things more annoying than a jumping chain!


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 19, 2012 9:50 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Hi

Thanks for the advice. Ordered and fitted a HG50 chain - a bit less shiny than the old one - and it hasn't really helped. So now looking at new rings for the golden arrow crankset (130 BCD i think) and a new freewheel. At the minute i've a six speed and i think i can squeeze in a seven speed (125mm spacing).

Many thanks

Darren


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