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    Senior Member The Thin Man's Avatar
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    Fitting a chainguard where it doesn't fit

    Civia makes the Bryant chainguard. It's slim, sleek, classic and minimal.
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    However, the chainguard is also designed for their belt driven Civia bikes without derailleurs. Fitting it to a regular road bike was not the intention. But, I want to fit it to a regular road bike.

    The front of the bracket hooks into the bottom bracket. No problems there. The issue is at rear of the bracket. On a belt driven Civia, the bracket attaches to the chain stay. However, this will not work on a modern road bike nor would I want to connect it on the chain stay. I would like to connect the rear portion of the chainguard to the seatstay. The question is how? The bracket provided is clearly meant to grasp a chainstay (or something horizontal) in its design, plus it isn't nearly long enough, so it is essentially useless. What I need is something angled, to grab the seatstay then extend outward to the pre-drilled hole in the chainguard.

    Any clever ideas out there?

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    I would put a small P-clamp on the chainstay and use that as the mounting point for the bracket that needs to reach the end of the chainguard.
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    ^+1, you can use generic p-clamp with a bracket from your local hardware store. Or use a generic p-clamp in combination with the bracket provided--flattened and with a new hole drilled to fit.
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    Are you using a front derailleur? I'm having trouble picturing how that might work with a chain guard in place.

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    I have a similar guard from Velo Orange. Their hardware is made to attach to either the seat stay or the chain stay. They might sell you the hardware separately.
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    Fabricate. Corner hardware has P-clamps, small screws, nuts, washers and aluminum stock.
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    Thanks everyone!
    The consensus seems to be using a P-clamp then fabricate the rest. The bracket that came with the guard won't reach either from the seatstay or the chain stay. I'll need something longer.

    Also, nlerner, I am not using a front derailleur. This will be a 1x9 setup.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Thin Man View Post
    Also, nlerner, I am not using a front derailleur. This will be a 1x9 setup.
    Ah, that explains it! Thanks.

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