The last couple of days have seem me desparately trying to do the very simple job of replacing my chain and sprockets. I say simple because it is at most a couple of hours work.

For me, it’s turned into a nightmare.

1 – Couldn’t get the bolts off the sprocket.
2 – Couldn’t get the old chain off
3 – Sheared a bolt on the disk side of the rear wheel
4 – Tried to put the chain on with too many links in
5 – Couldn’t get excess links out of new chain
6 – Took too many links out of new chain leaving me with a £50 for a new chain tomorrow.

So in total this job has cost me £300 in new tools, £50 in parts, and extra £50 for the new chain.

I don’t think I can afford to service my own bike.