New chain, new sprockets made it on to my bike today. Never done it before, (Never owned a bike before either!) so it was into the unknown that I plunged myself... 10 min spent admiring the new DID chain and chang gang rear sprocket. 15 min to get the rear tyre off 30 min removing the rear sprocket and cleaning up the wheel 15 min replacing the front sprocket and cleaning up the sprocket housing 30 min putting on the new rear sprocket and getting the $#%@ thing to fit! 15 min putting on the rear wheel 15 min getting the old chain off 1 hour getting the new chain on, shortening it, and re-linking the $#@% thing 15 min adjusting the chain 30 spent trying to find a bolt I'd lost that is required to reattach the chain guard, then giving up.. will have to head to bunnings tomorrow to replace it Lessons learnt: 1. Put all the bolts you take off into a jar! 2. When trying to remove a chain link, grind down both shafts, it makes removing the plate A LOT easier! 3. When trying to join the chain, use the NEW link that can take the clip, NOT the one you just ground down! 4. When pressing the new plate into place, you will NOT be able to bed it in with your thumbs! And with out a chain press handy, a wide screwdriver placed between the chain link shafts in the middle of the plate and a pair of vice grips to do the pressing works a treat! Conclusion... I thought it would only take me mabe and hour... next time (assuming all goes more smoothly), I'll plan for at least 2!