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Old 09-25-03, 01:30 PM   #1
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Guards

On my specialized Hardrock i had a see-through plastic guard in between my hub and cassete.... It wasnt securely on there and there was no way to secure it and it was clicking when i pedalled so i took it off... it wasnt exactly easy to get off.. I had to burn it off using a lighter :S


Does anyone have any idea if it should have stayed on or if it will affect the running of the bike by taking it off?

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It is there to keep your derailer from jumping into the spokes if it moves to far over.

No prob removing it. Just make sure your stop on the derailer for the low gears is set properly.

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Phew


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I call them "Dork Discs", but I've been known to be a bike snob! Go to the "Bicycle Mechanics" threads and find the Barnett's Manuals at the top, download the one on adjusting your rear derailleurs. You need to set you "stop" to prevent the rear derailleur from overshifting to the inside and subsequently between your cassette and your spokes (NOT PRETTY!). Also, www.parktool.com has a "how to" section that I think is very informative and helpful!

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It is there to keep your derailer from jumping into the spokes if it moves to far over.

Its there so if the derailleur isnt adjusted properly the CHAIN wont go into the spokes.
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Old 09-26-03, 08:21 PM   #7
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ironically, DD and THX are both completely different
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Its there so if the derailleur isnt adjusted properly the CHAIN wont go into the spokes.
The deraileur would go through first
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Ummmm actually KleinMp99 it'd have to be more than 16 inches, if you take into account that when you are in the lowest gear the der cage actually drops down to a lower point. So if you are going to also be a sarcastic bastard get your facts straight first also!

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Your right, the thing would have to be so big that it would be only an inch or so away from the rim...hahaha.
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Wow shouldn't you know what you're talking about first before you become a sarcastic bastard?

You would be right IF (notice the big IF) we were talking about the der getting pushed into the spokes. BUT (notice the but) we are not talking about that happening, we ARE talking about the plastic spoke guard. Why is it there? So if the chain derails off the cassette into the spokes it will not get stuck behind there and then tear off the der from sucking up the chain and der!
I'll admit that the chain will contact the spokes first (jeez cut a guy a break early in the morning) but before you question the relevance of my arguement bear in mind that the plastic guard also keeps the der from being pushed into the spokes. More often than not whenever the chain goes over the cassette the der cage will snag a spoke causing the damage that you describe. I used the picture of the bent hanger to show the relation / proximity of an out of adjustment der would have. (It was also the first one I could find shot from that angle) It would be the cage around the TOP pulley (again my bad) that would snag the spoke (the one closest to the "pie plate"). The chain may hit the spoke first but the derailieur does more of the damage when it actually crosses the plane of the spoke.
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