Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 7 of 7
  1. #1
    Old Skeptic stronglight's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    New Mexico, USA
    My Bikes
    19 road bikes & 1 Track bike
    Posts
    1,044
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    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.



  2. #2
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Posts
    7,743
    Mentioned
    6 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    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:



    Neal

  3. #3
    Senior Member RK1963's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Posts
    583
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    It serves a noble purpose!

  4. #4
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    My Bikes
    Cinelli, Paramount, Raleigh, Carlton, Zeus, Gemniani, Frejus, Legnano, Pinarello, Falcon
    Posts
    5,775
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    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.

  5. #5
    Senior Member RK1963's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Posts
    583
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    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.

  6. #6
    WV is not flat.. brandenjs's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Charles Town,Wv.
    My Bikes
    1 away from divorce!
    Posts
    983
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I kinda like the looks of the Super Maxy on the Le Tour nevermind the function of it..Sorry for the dark pic..


  7. #7
    feros ferio John E's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2000
    Location
    www.ci.encinitas.ca.us
    My Bikes
    1959 Capo; 1980 Peugeot PKN-10; 1981 Bianchi; 1988 Schwinn KOM-10;
    Posts
    14,908
    Mentioned
    6 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by RK1963 View Post
    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.
    "Early to bed, early to rise. Work like hell, and advertise." -- George Stahlman
    Capo [dschaw'-poe]: 1959 Modell Campagnolo, S/N 40324; 1960 Sieger, S/N 42624
    Peugeot: 1970 UO-8, S/N 0010468
    Bianchi: 1981 Campione d'Italia, S/N 1.M9914
    Schwinn: 1988 Project KOM-10, S/N F804069

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •