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Blackspire Blackguard instead of Chainguide for 1 x 9
Okay so I decided to order the Blackspire Blackguard inner guide ring for my 1 x 9 setup. (can also be used for SS)
It was designed to "sandwich" the chain and keep it on the chainring in the rough. The biggest limitation with inner guide rings is clearance. I don't know if it's on backwards, but it will only fit my frame this direction or it will rub on the stays. I cranked like a mad man on my cranks and couldn't get it to flex into the stays, but I may still take it down another millimeter or so for added assurance.
I also got a Jump Stop off ebay for 5 bucks JIK this doesn't work, but I think this will fit my needs alright. The only thing I need now is a dedicated SS chainring with taller teeth and no ramps.
You can see where I touched it up a bit with a dremel...it was taking too long, so I'm gonna take it down with a PK wheel.
Last edited by ed; 04-29-08 at 06:46 PM.