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    Replacing 3rd large chain ring with a bash guard

    Hi,
    i was just wandering if i removed the 3rd large chain ring and replaced it with a bash guard, would it then make it possible for me to remove some chain links because i want a tighter chain with less slack as now i am doing more downhill riding i dont want the chain to clang and bash around as much.
    If it is the correct thing to do, does anyone know how many links i would have to remove and how do you do it?
    I have a 27 speed set up, a long cage deore lx rear derailur, a standard shimano f. deraliur and most importantly a shimano deore hollowtech 2 crankset, so from this info can anyone suggest if it would work?
    So if anyone could help, it would be very greatful.
    cheers
    harry

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    Dances a jig. Mchaz's Avatar
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    Use the Sheldon method for checking your chain length.

    http://sheldonbrown.com/derailer-adjustment.html#chain

    If it is too long with your new highest gear combo, take the unecessary links out.

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    yeah you would have to remove some links. follow sheldon

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