Drivechain replacement

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Drivechain replacement

Postby lucaspewkas » Sun Apr 08, 2007 6:39 pm

Hey guys,
I have a slightly uncared for bike which was given to me by my brother, and the chain is worn enough that the drivechain is also worn and needs replacing. I realise this is an expensive repair and was wondering if anyone could suggest a ballpark figure (in $AU preferably :) that I would be looking at, I don't want to be ripped off!

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Postby sogood » Sun Apr 08, 2007 7:36 pm

Depends on what kind of bike you have, what speed, what model in the drive train range etc.

For a 10 speed cassette, it can go anywhere from under $50 to over $300. And then for some, you can get it overseas on mail order for significantly less.
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Postby mikesbytes » Sun Apr 08, 2007 8:01 pm

Hi lucas welcome to the forum,

Where do you live?

Do you have the skills to replace it yourself?

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Postby lucaspewkas » Sun Apr 08, 2007 9:08 pm

Hey guys,
It's a Shogun, with 3 speeds on the front and 7 on the back (I think they both need changing) I'd be willing to give it a go myself, but I only have basic knowledge of bikes so not that confident with a big job, is it that difficult? I live in Melbourne.
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Postby lucaspewkas » Sun Apr 08, 2007 9:13 pm

P.S. I think it's called a 'hybrid' bike, i.e thicker tyres than a road bike, but thinner than a MB
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Postby mikesbytes » Sun Apr 08, 2007 9:22 pm

Can't suggest where to get the job done in Melbourne.

If you were doing it yourself, you could follow the guides on park tools, for example [url=http://www.parktool.com/repair/readhowto.asp?id=48]CASSETTE AND FREEWHEEL REMOVAL
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Postby lucaspewkas » Sun Apr 08, 2007 9:30 pm

OK cool, I'm guessing the tools (and prospective repair after I fail) will be more than just getting a professional to do it, although I might start collecting some tools for the future. I was quoted $130 at uni so this sounds reasonable. Thanks for your help!
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Postby mikesbytes » Sun Apr 08, 2007 10:07 pm

Its not that hard to do, but at $130, they are probably charging mainly for the parts and not much for the labour.

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Postby lucaspewkas » Sun Apr 08, 2007 10:15 pm

...Or maybe crap parts and lots for the labour :?
Being at a uni where hundreds of people ride bikes, I'm guessing they would be lynched if they did that though so I'm pretty confident

As long as I can start using more than three-quarters of the gears again I'm not fussed!
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