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Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Montréal, QC, Canada
Bikes: 2005 Kona Blast; 2005 Turner Flux, 2006 Felt F3C
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Originally Posted by Joecool85
I'm in maine, but I think I can order it online. That bashguard looks nice. Is it just plastic? You said you installed it, is it really rugged?
The MEC bashguard I linked to is made out of Aluminum. I did need to do some aligning for it and needed some spacers. From this older post
, I wrote that this is what I what had to do:
It's more than a simple bolt on, there are tiny things that have to be done to accommodate:
1 - I needed to get longer bolt to accommodate the bashguard and the existing chain rings.
2 - I needed to put spacers (washers) between my largest ring and the bashguard. The fit was not flush because of how the largest ring has various indendations and it caused flex when I tightened the bolts. Two little washers on each bolt solved that problem. The spacers also give enough room for the front derailleur cage to move far enough.
3 - My front derailleur had to be raised in order to clear the the bashguard. when moving you also have to make sure that the alignment is correct. It took trial and error to get it just right so I had no problems shifting down and up the 3 rings.
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