Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: NW,Oregon Coast
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Consider changing the whole crankset.. then you can use another one, say a Double with a 130 bcd
that will accept a Metal chain-guard ...
typically bolting on in place of the Larger chain ring, which in the case of a Brompton
would be on the inside position, and the chainguard disc on the outer position..
I have such a setup on my Bike Friday Pocket Llama. It uses a 53t chainring,
and they have large diameter disc Guards made for them, in Aluminum..
they, as a Business, of course would sell them, as Parts.
(I took off my original B crank & BB and fitted a Schlumpf Mountain Drive..
Perhaps you can budget instead one of their speed drives , their 34t
chainring when kicked into its internal overdrive, acts as if it were the 54t sized one.. )
its suited to go fast more than climb the Alps.