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got carried away with the tire change

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the only thing i can think that caused this was when i mounted my tire last. sometimes i stand on the wheel with the sprocket side down and pop it off the bead with my feet. i usually try not to be too aggressive but i guess i was in la la land. heres a pic there were 4 complete breaks. not the greatest quality. sprocket is turner ultra light steel.

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i guess i need a new sprocket combo.

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i know the difference between a scratch and seeing daylight on the other side. the pic sucks I know, just wanted to show that by standing on the wheel that way I ruinned a sprocket. i thought it was tougher than that or i weigh more than I was aware of.

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By looking at the picture, it looks like your sprocket was pretty worn already. At least you didn't break a new one! Just shedding positive light on a crappy situation. :thumbsup:

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by looking at the picture, it looks like your sprocket was pretty worn already. At least you didn't break a new one! Just shedding positive light on a crappy situation. :thumbsup:

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Ouch, I was told to get an old rim from a junk yard or a 5 gallon bucket, anything to stop the sprocket or rotor from being pushed into the ground when breaking the bead. Works for me so far.

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Maybe you need to change your tire changing procedure. I've never stood on a wheel to break the bead.

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I just ram a tire spoon in there and pop it loose. Rap the end of the spoon with a hammer if it's particularly stubborn.

As said, lucky thing it wasn't a new sprocket anyway.

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that's what I normally do. I had a brain lapse.

I whipped up a combo with the regina orn6 + supersprox. What do you think?

Ahhh, the dreaded brain fart.

Sounds like a good long lasting replacement combo.

Was your chain done already anyways?

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Ahhh, the dreaded brain fart.

Sounds like a good long lasting replacement combo.

Was your chain done already anyways?

the only thing that makes since to me is the chain gets stretched and causes wear on the sprockets.

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