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Old 02-14-03, 02:34 PM   #1
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Is a bash guard what I need??

Hey everyone...I use my mtn bike for commuting to college and a lot of the time I have to keep my right foot on the very outermost edge of the pedal or my jeans will get hung on the chainring as I pedal. So I'm looking for a chainring protector of some sort that will have a larger diameter than my chainring so that when my jeans brush against it they won't get hung and possibly rip.

Race Face Bash Guard

The phrase "protects your inner and middle rings" is throwing me off. Don't I need the outer ring to be protected??
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do what i do when i ride with "civilian" pants. Put duct tape or hockey tape around the pant leg and when you get where you need to be throw it away. It's cheaper, more simple, and easier to do than a bash guard
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Just get a strap with Velcro, wrap your pants.

Or, you can pull your pant leg forward, grab the extra and wrap it tightly around your leg, then roll them up 2 or 3 times. The roll will stay in place.

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Wow thats fricken cheap...hmmm...

Seriously...a rubber band would work. BAshgaurds are for bashing and to look mean
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The reason why it says protects the two inner most rings is because a bash guard replaces the big ring. I ussually just tuck my pants into my sock or something its much easier. Or the duct tape/rubber band idea works well too.
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Wow those are all great suggestions

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The reason why it says protects the two inner most rings is because a bash guard replaces the big ring. I ussually just tuck my pants into my sock or something its much easier. Or the duct tape/rubber band idea works well too.
So it totally replaces the outermost chain ring? Or just bolts onto the ouside of it? If so, I don't mind spending $26 to help protect my chainring and protect my jeans also.
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or you can do what I do and look like a nerd, just tuck your pants in your socks... wait... did I just call myself a nerd??:confused:
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Watch Kevin Kline in the movies "Dave" and "In and Out." In both of these films he rides a bicycle while wearing long pants. His technique for keeping his pant leg out the chain involves stuffing his trouser cuff into the top of his stocking. Looks dorky as heck, but works!

Personally I use a rubber band of a velcro strip.
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...just tuck your pants in your socks...
Gee, 'Dew, you and I must have been posting simultaneously.
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it totally replaces the outermost chain ring?
Yes, you take the big ring completely off......and bolt the bashring on where the bigring was.
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Gee, 'Dew, you and I must have been posting simultaneously.
Yeah, but I thought of it first.
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Yes, you take the big ring completely off......and bolt the bashring on where the bigring was.
So my bike is a 24 speed......by installing a bash guard I would lose 8 of my gears because I would only be left with 8x2 gears instead of 8x3?
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So my bike is a 24 speed......by installing a bash guard I would lose 8 of my gears because I would only be left with 8x2 gears instead of 8x3?
Yep...your bike will be a 16 speed
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you should be able to find reflective velcro straps for $2-3. seems like less of a hassel then getting a bashguard thingy just to keep your pants out of the chain, and it's not quite as dorky as stuffing your pants into your socks
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And since you're using it as a commuter bike it's a BAD idea. Just think of how fast you'd have to spin to develop any kind of speed. Get a velcro strap or go into your local Army Navy store and ask for a set of blousing straps. BDU's are not tucked into one's boots (contrary to popular belief) the look is accomplished with the use of an elastic strap or band placed around the leg and the pants are tucked up into it. There are two kinds: one is basically a twisted rubber band with tow hooks on the end that connect. The other is a two inch wide velcro / elastic strap (which I always found more comfortable). You could just make your own by buying a strip of wide elastic and sewing it to fit your leg.
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BDU's are not tucked into one's boots (contrary to popular belief) the look is accomplished with the use of an elastic strap or band placed around the leg and the pants are tucked up into it.
Actually, I think that one of the American branches of service actually tucks the pants. Not sure which one though. Good idea anyway.

Off topic a bit...Did you know that Army BDUs vs. Navy BDUs vs. Marine BDUs vs. Air Force BDUs are different? For example, when the sleeves of Marine BDUs are rolled up, the camo shows, but when the sleeves of Army BDUs are rolled up it is not camo? The inside of the shirt actually shows. Army BDUs have different shaped cargo pockets in the pants. The name tags are in different locations. Its kinda funny to what lengths the branches will go to be distinct...
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Off topic a bit...Did you know that Army BDUs vs. Navy BDUs vs. Marine BDUs vs. Air Force BDUs are different? For example, when the sleeves of Marine BDUs are rolled up, the camo shows, but when the sleeves of Army BDUs are rolled up it is not camo? The inside of the shirt actually shows. Army BDUs have different shaped cargo pockets in the pants. The name tags are in different locations. Its kinda funny to what lengths the branches will go to be distinct...
Only Marine BDU's are different. they recently went to a computer generated pattern with the bird 'n ball printed every so often on them. Soldiers roll their sleeves differently than Air Force personnel. (I'm pretty sure that the Marines fold them the same as the Air Force but you'd have to ask cwodave) Air Force sleeves are rolled by opening the cuff pulling the sleeve upwardly toward the bicep then rolling the sleeve upward the cuff of the sleeve is then folded down over the rolled material. The proper standard is the rolled cuff should be no wider than three fingers and the cuff should be two fingers from the elbow when the arm is bent at a 90 degree angle. The Air Force and the Army (at least when I was still in) were both using name tapes sewn in the same location. However, prior to that, a velcro name patch was used by USAF personnel.
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I dont' think it's dorky atall. I do it and I don't have to pay for anything. I also don't to always remember the velcro or rubber band, I just go out, tuck and ride.
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BTW, there is a product that does bolt the the outside of the 3rd chainring, in lieu of removing it. Should be available at most bike shops!

But, I don't think that would solve the problem of getting your pants dirty or torn!

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I used my outer ring as a bash guard round stain burn the other day tony lol i'll prob just stick to standard triple then. think its the triple for me then now next one i can get the drivetrain in slx for 250 or xt for 300 is xt really worth the extra 50 im really drawn towards thinking the slx is the better bet.
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I used my outer ring as a bash guard round stain burn the other day tony lol i'll prob just stick to standard triple then. think its the triple for me then now next one i can get the drivetrain in slx for 250 or xt for 300 is xt really worth the extra 50 im really drawn towards thinking the slx is the better bet.
lol you dont make sense when you talk in one long run-on sentence lol plus you dredged up a thread thats like seriously dude almost 7 years old to comment on you rly shud read the date first thread mercifully closed.
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