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Old 05-07-08, 04:46 AM   #1
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Pie-Plates? ... What about the chainguard rings on my cranksets?

Don't care for those useless Pie-plates, ay? Well what would you big bullys think of my sissy chainguard rings...

Actually I started this post in jest, but it occurred to me that in fact there were (are) some respectable chainguard ring applications.

I think this would be the most classy of all I have seen...

Specialites TA Cyclo-Cross chainguards



And, can we ever forget...

the massive Stronglight mod. 93 chainguard ring.
Basically, an extra large un-toothed chainring 3.5 mm thick.
At 190 grams... 1/3 the weight of many entire cranksets.



You may have had one of these on your mid-range Raleigh in the 1970s.


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Old 05-07-08, 06:39 AM   #2
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That TA chain guard is remarkable, Bob. Here's a Stronglight 93 example as mounted on a 1971 Raleigh Super Course converted to a 3-speed errand bike:



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It serves a noble purpose!
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No, the chainguards are cool. They serve a different purpose than the dork discs: keeping the chain grease off your leg or getting your pants caught in the chain.
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Or, worse yet, a toe from being caught there. I was once in an ER while an MD was sewing a very young patient's back on because of this.
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I kinda like the looks of the Super Maxy on the Le Tour nevermind the function of it..Sorry for the dark pic..

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Or, worse yet, a toe from being caught there. I was once in an ER while an MD was sewing a very young patient's back on because of this.
I thought that's what shoes were for.

No chainguards or pie plates for me, thank you.
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