'82 Miyata 310, '87 Scott Boulder, '87 Schwinn Le Tour, '91 Cannondale SM500, '96 Schwinn Clear Creek, '99 Schwinn MesaGS, '05 Rockhopper
I am the king of lame questions.
Where can I find a cheap plastic chainguard?
Okay, I recently rebuilt my rotting Cannondale SM500 for my girlfriend to commute around on. I replaced cables and housing, rebuilt all bearings, blah blah. So now she is saying her pant cuff is getting caught in the outer chainring sometimes and is staining her jeans. I used to have that problem back in the day on my Wal-mart Huffy, but I have since upgraded to an cr-mo frame with old GS200 group from the 90s, and I have installed Shimano's comfort series FC101 crankset to commute on.
This new crankset has a thin clear plastic chainring guard thing on it. Now, its NOT a bashguard or old style long chainguard. It is a simple $0.25 ring of plastic screwed onto the outer ring, but all I can find is heavy-duty bashrings.
It gets worse. Given the advanced age of the Cannondale, it has a huge 48tooth outer chainring, and not even $100 bashrings come in this size.
I just want to know if there is any small parts database or something where I can buy a VERY rare part like that.