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Old 01-03-09, 09:03 AM   #1
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50+ Chain Guards (eek!!)

50+ Chain Guards (eek!!)

OK, I am seriously thinking about getting a chain guard for my "hop on and do chores" mtn bike (Spec HR) now used mostly for utility and chores.

ANyone here use a chain guard?

Do they actually still make chain guards?

Would a chain guard fit over a triple front DR?

The problem - I frequently hop on the bike - even while wearing levis or other long pants - to runb to the store or take a quick ride, etc. Of course, I never have time for a rubber band, and I lose those little velcro thingies for your pants legs.

Ideas re CG's?
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Old 01-03-09, 09:07 AM   #2
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I just found this thread. Doesn't look good!

Chain Guard on a mountain bike
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Old 01-03-09, 09:44 AM   #3
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How much do you use your big chain ring?

Assuming you don't use it very much, how about replacing the big chainring with a bash guard? I'm thinking that would help keep your pants cuff out of the chain and could be easily done with off the shelf hardware.
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Old 01-03-09, 02:20 PM   #4
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Keep an old-fashioned trouser hoop on your handlebar.
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Dnvr, will one of these SKS chainguards work (scroll to the bottom of the page)?
http://www.bikepartsusa.com/bikepart...in-chainguards
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You do not need to install a bash guard, there are several Shimano cranksets that have a guard ring +3 chain rings. Those guard rings can be adapted to many other cranks.

This will not keep you from rubbing the chain, but it will keep your pants out of the chain/chainring gap.
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Could you get some rolled aluminum stock (Flashing) from Home Depot and make one yourself. It shouldn't be all that hard to fashion something servicable. Just a thought.

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Properly adjusted you should not need a chain guard. I remove them from every bike I touch.

Now I know I will be throwing chains regularly!
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Properly adjusted you should not need a chain guard. I remove them from every bike I touch.

Now I know I will be throwing chains regularly!
I think we are discussing 2 different types of chain guards.

I'm writing about the type that keeps your pants leg out of the cogs. The kind I had on my Schwinn as a kid.

I know of no adjustment (except rolling up your pants) that will help with this.
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High water pants?
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try velo orange

http://www.velo-orange.com/chpr.html
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Thanks all - this looks like a real possibility
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I use a cheap plastic one that bolts to the chain ring. Just a disc that keeps the pant legs out of the chain.
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