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Old 05-25-08, 10:09 AM   #1
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Chainguide advice

I'm thinking about installing a Blackspire Stinger on my 1x9 setup. The only reason is b/c the bottom section of chain slaps against my inner guide ring once-in-a-while and makes a "boxing bell ringing" noise. My chain stays on fine right now...it's just noisy now and then.

Is the pulley on a chainguide annoying and loud when you pedal?
Should I just throw all this crap out and get a full-on guide? (kinda pricey)
Should I quit pi$sin' and moaning and just invision myself getting TKO'd when the boxer bell rings, hahaha.

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You know you want a Stinger.
I wanna make my own chain guide, you got me a thinking.
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Is the pulley on a chainguide annoying and loud when you pedal?

Should I just throw all this crap out and get a full-on guide? (kinda pricey)
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Buck up, Ed! Get the Stinger . . . or a Montara Heim 3-Guide (pre-e.thirteen buyout). Sure it'll growl at you some; but you will enjoy the payoff.

Shucks I ran a DCD Mr. Crud for a few years on at least a couple different bikes and THAT was a noisy one (no bearings, just fix rub 'roller') but I got over it. Waaa-waaa.
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Buck up, Ed! Get the Stinger . . . or a Montara Heim 3-Guide (pre-e.thirteen buyout). Sure it'll growl at you some; but you will enjoy the payoff.

Shucks I ran a DCD Mr. Crud for a few years on at least a couple different bikes and THAT was a noisy one (no bearings, just fix rub 'roller') but I got over it. Waaa-waaa.
It's wierd...the reason I'm buying the Stinger is to get rid of the Clank noise from the chain smacking the Blackguard. Why am I worried about pulley noise?


Besides...it looks cool
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I get it - - Growl-growl is better than ching-ching. Envy inner ring wouldn't sound tinny tho'

FWIW the Heim 3-guide's backing plate is stainless, thus lower profile, if you have chainline concerns. You don't have ISCG tabs on that frame, correct?
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I get it - - Growl-growl is better than ching-ching. Envy inner ring wouldn't sound tinny tho'

FWIW the Heim 3-guide's backing plate is stainless, thus lower profile, if you have chainline concerns. You don't have ISCG tabs on that frame, correct?
Right...I'd need a BB mount setup.
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OK, next question: is weight an issue? Oh, wait, aesthetics is, huh? 'Cause I have my real sweet Heim copy that I made out of stainless, three hand-swaged flared 'speed-holes' in and sporting a custom, cut-down skateboard wheel. Best part is, it's just gathering dust in my bike parts cabinet. It could be yours to try for nothing.
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OK, next question: is weight an issue? Oh, wait, aesthetics is, huh? 'Cause I have my real sweet Heim copy that I made out of stainless, three hand-swaged flared 'speed-holes' in and sporting a custom, cut-down skateboard wheel. Best part is, it's just gathering dut in my bike parts cabinet. It could be yours to try for nothing.
Sounds a little Ghetto

I think I'll try riding a few more "rough" trails and prob. pull the trigger on the stinger. Thanks for the offer though. I quite skateboarding when I was 23
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Gathering dut....


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Sounds a little Ghetto

I think I'll try riding a few more "rough" trails and prob. pull the trigger on the stinger. Thanks for the offer though. I quite skateboarding when I was 23
Haha! I haven't been on one hardly since college - - right before urethane wheels made skateboarding take off again for good (they used to have steel-wheeled and, a bit later, rink-skate trucks ) I needed a guide wheel and got a cast-off from a nice guy at the local skate shop.

Ya, get the Stinger; I'll get over the hurt of my ghetto-guide being spurned.

Yeah, Smashy, I fixed it: "dust." there. Sometimes I reread before I hit 'submit' and sometimes I don't.
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Yo D, can you posts me up some good photos of that ghetto guide of yours, if it's not too much trouble?
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Yo D, can you posts me up some good photos of that ghetto guide of yours, if it's not too much trouble?


Note the outward taper. This keeps it from dropping down a ring when backpedalling:



Backside. Note rolled edges and flared holes for extra rigidity:





1 3/8" hole saw makes just the right size hole for a standard BB cup:



Left an outer lip on the skate wheel to ride outboard of the outer chainring or bash guard:



I "turned" the wheel on a bolt chucked into a drill press and used the end of a flat file for the 'chisel.' Slow but sure.
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