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    Help me find a chainguard for a Dahon Piccolo (ca. 2004)?

    Hey, all.

    I just picked up a Dahon Piccolo, which the previous owner thought was a 2004 model. It's great, but lacks a chainguard. I'd like to buy one that'll fit, but I'm not sure where to look. Any leads? I'm in the USA, if that matters.

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    Try a bike shop first, then online. They might know of one. If you live near a bike Co-op, check it out. They might be able to strip off one that would fit from one of their bikes.

    I had a 2006 Piccolo once. The chainguard was made of plastic. I had to be careful not to crack it.

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    http://shop.ebay.com/i.html?_nkw=dri....c0.m270.l1313

    had this on my dahon speed TR and dahon curve SL.
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    This is what I started using on bikes as well. One important advantage of such a guard is that won't get damaged when a folded bike is tossed around. Another is that the chainring teeth are prevented from eating into something when the folded bike is within a cramped space. One more is that the view of the crankset area is little obstructed by the guard, which matters in case something bad was going on there. The drawback is in the need to fiddle with chainring spacers. The seller normally supplies some but those usually do not suffice.
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    Pair the driveline guard with a free drive chain cover and you're golden.
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    Try a bike shop first,
    Our LBS has a bin full of plastic chainguards , BMX bikes come with one,
    never to be installed,

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    Good ideas -- I was hoping for the P-shaped model, as pictured here: dahon-piccolo-bike-2.gif

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