Hooked teeth

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  • Hooked teeth
  • Following on from the chain thread.

    Is there anything wrong with filing off the hooks on worn chain rings rather than replacing them? Obviously the teeth get a bit smaller but it should be okay for at least one go.

    Onzadog
    Member

    My question would be, could you do a decent job in less time than it would take to go to work and earn the price of a chainring? In theory, it could be remachined but it would be weaker (less tooth behind it each time) and near impossible to get it accurate enough by hand.

    Jamie
    Member

    Nothing wrong with it as a stop gap measure. I did consider it myself for a nanosecond, but the faff was just not worth dropping down to a steel Deore middle ring for £8.

    Probably right about the faff factor

    bassspine
    Member

    check this out. He’s had his money’s worth out of that sprocket

    z1ppy
    Member

    I do filling, on chainsets reaching the end of there lives, gives you a couple more weeks out of them.

    “could you do a decent job in less time than it would take to go to work and earn the price of a chainring? “

    But you forget it not just the chainring he’ll need to replace, it’s also need a chain and cassette…and it literally takes minutes to remove a chainring and file the hooks off.

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