Mountain Biking - One more question about S.S.
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Ok so i'm probably going to buy the singlespeed conversion kit soon. I was wondering if i should buy a bashguard. I first though a bashguard was a chainring, but now i figured out it goes on the outside of the chainring. Would it be worth it to invest in a bashguard for my 2006 Specialized Hardrock Sport? Also so i would only need the the singlespeed conversion kit > http://www.nashbar.com/profile.cfm?sku=14063
Then i could get a bashguard like this http://www.nashbar.com/profile.cfm?sku=12781
Are there any better bashguards on nashbar, i can't find any others. Would all that work, and would that be all i need to make my bike a singlespeed.
Edit: What size would i need for the bashguard?
03-15-07, 10:11 PM
Every thing you will need is in the first link you posted.
You do not need a bashguard. However if you want one, make sure your chain rings are not welded/ riveted together. As for sizing make sure you get a 4 bolt bashguard with a 104 BCD. Also count the teeth on your middle ring, make sure the number you counted is lower or equal to the number of teeth the bashguard covers.
03-16-07, 12:27 AM
need for a bashguard depends on where and how you ride. Here in MI, I have no need for one, it would just be extra weight.
03-16-07, 01:20 AM
Get a decent chain like a KMC 510HX and you wont need one.
Ok. Thanks. Also my chainring has 3 rings. Which one should i use i think the 2nd one right. I'll go count them in a bit. Thanks for all the help.
03-16-07, 08:54 AM
Use the middle ring unless you ride in extremely steep or extremely flat terrain.
Ok. Thanks. Also my chainring has 3 rings. Which one should i use i think the 2nd one right.
Yup - assuming you get a good chain line, which you most likely will with the middle ring.
03-16-07, 11:32 AM
You don't need a bashguard unless you ride over logs or rocks and your ring contacts the surface, with a good ring and chain you don't needed even if you do that.
Some people use it for looks, others to prevent leg contact with the ring.
The location of the ring depends on your liking, some people use it on the middle and others on the outer side. If you run a SS hub must likely the ring will be in the middle to have a straight chain line. I run it on the outer side for the clean look and use a cassette hub with spacers so chain line adjustments are easy to do.
Thanks! This is helping alot i'll order it soon!
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