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    Chain cases

    Alright. I'm saving up to get a Windsor 8 speed IGH and I have a few upgrades in mind. One that I'd really like is a fully closed up chain case, like this one:

    http://sheldonbrown.com/images/superbe54.gif

    However, I'm not sure where to purchase them, and how to tell it'll work right. From what I've read, the number of teeth per cog is a consideration. Is length between the two parts it encloses also something that needs to be measured? Also, are there any metal ones floating around, or is it all plastic these days (or is plastic -the- way to go)?

    Thanks,

    M.

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    You have to buy the bike already equipped with that particular chain case.

    a Hebie Chain Glider is a German made plastic Chain case, assembled around a few combinations of Chainring size,
    and brand of rear hub.. 4 parts , mix and match..


    http://www.google.com/search?q=Hebie...hrome&ie=UTF-8

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    Quote Originally Posted by MEversbergII View Post
    Alright. I'm saving up to get a Windsor 8 speed IGH and I have a few upgrades in mind. One that I'd really like is a fully closed up chain case, like this one:

    http://sheldonbrown.com/images/superbe54.gif

    However, I'm not sure where to purchase them, and how to tell it'll work right. From what I've read, the number of teeth per cog is a consideration. Is length between the two parts it encloses also something that needs to be measured? Also, are there any metal ones floating around, or is it all plastic these days (or is plastic -the- way to go)?

    Thanks,

    M.
    Dutch Bike Bits... shipping is a bit steep, but it is worth it to me to get stuff that isn't even imported to the US via normal channels. I have purchased quite a few things from David. He has pictures with decent dimensions so you can get a good idea ahead of time if they are going to fit or not. Be prepared to do a bit of tinkering. I have not purchased any chain cases from him...yet.

    FWIW the one in the link you provided is steel and was OEM on that bike. I have one of those that I am installing on my Raleigh Tourist.

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    Thanks! I'm used to crazy shipping (tea imports from China) so I'll just deal. I'll give the site a look over and see what I can conclude. Cheers!

    M.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MEversbergII View Post
    Alright. I'm saving up to get a Windsor 8 speed IGH and I have a few upgrades in mind. One that I'd really like is a fully closed up chain case, like this one:

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    I have the Winsor 3 speed. Forget the chain case. I ride all the time in full sweat pants and you don't get stained. It's the only bike in my stable that does this so before you go out and spend money, give the half enclosed case that comes with the bike a shot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dahon.Steve View Post
    I have the Winsor 3 speed. Forget the chain case. I ride all the time in full sweat pants and you don't get stained. It's the only bike in my stable that does this so before you go out and spend money, give the half enclosed case that comes with the bike a shot.
    It's definitely a good thing that it works well out of the box. I'll probably ride on just that a while, too. I'll admit I like the full case primarily for cosmetic reasons

    I actually ride in full sweats on my 21 speed, which has just a little plastic disk keeping my pants out of the chain.

    M.

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