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    recommend a chainguard/chaincase?

    With rainy season approaching I've been thinking about building up a rain bike. It'll be single speed/fixed or a gearhub. Anyone know a good chainguard? The ones that come up in my searches have the guard along the top end of the chain run. I guess that's good for keeping grease off your pants legs but what I'd like is a guard along the underside of the chain that will keep road spray and grit off the drive train, since I think that causes a lot of wear and tear.

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    http://www.velo-orange.com/chpr.html

    Probably the best list of options one can get in the US starting at $15.

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    VO Porteur Style Chaincase for $75 is your best bet for significant coverage.

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    after a little more searching I found english(indian) roadster style chaincases at Yellow Jersey:

    http://www.yellowjersey.org/eastbits.html
    http://www.yellowjersey.org/GUARD8A.JPG
    http://www.yellowjersey.org/GUARD8B.JPG

    $50 and I expect it'll take some cutting and bending to fit them on any old frame. Any other options?
    Last edited by zzyzx_xyzzy; 09-22-09 at 07:53 PM.

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    OK don't flame me or laugh.

    Recumbents have chaintubes, yeah, just a plastic tube that your chain runs through. Wicked small, light, and simple. You have to fab something to hold it in place, though.

    http://www.hostelshoppe.com/tech_chaintube.php

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    hmm, yeah, chaintubes. Doesn't really cover around the chain wheel but I've seen pictures of the Hebie Chainglider which is a similar concept.

    I just bought an old Pashley chaincase off ebay, let's see how much hacking it takes to mount.

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