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Along with everything else stated as being slippery. An old tire is also more slippery than a newer one (especially on a wet road). A tire over 5 years old should be replaced even if it has plenty of tread. There is a 4 digit date code on the side wall of the tire. First 2 digits indicating what week of the year it was manufactured, and the last 2 digits indicating the year it was manufactured. Example a tire manufactured today would have a date code of 4119. I think they do this world wide, but I may be mistaking and possibly just an American code.

Also chains will eventually stretch beyond safe use. They can be measured on a 20 link segment, but I don't know what the specs on your particular chain would be. You may want to consider getting a new chain and both sprockets replaced.
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