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Old 12-28-08, 07:30 PM   #1
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bash guard ?

hey guys i want to put a bash guard on my bike, i am looking for one that will replace my large chain ring( which is a 44t and middle ring is a 34t) what do you guys recommend ?
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If you want to keep your big ring, look at the blackspire big ring protector. It is great.
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Listen dude...not everyone wants to be as cool as you. He wants to replace the 44t.

Get an E.13 lexan ring.
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yea i never use my big chain ring and it has been getting beat up. i figured it would be nice not to have those teeth right next to my ankle, i already have one nice scar from it.
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I could see myself putting one on the crapper in the distant future.
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Listen dude...not everyone wants to be as cool as you. He wants to replace the 44t.

Get an E.13 lexan ring.
I know. Not everyone can handle this much goodness. I tried to stay in the middle ring today, but sprinting home after it got dark, I was spinning too fast, so I had to shift up. The 5% of the time that I need it, I really need it.
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yea i never use my big chain ring and it has been getting beat up. i figured it would be nice not to have those teeth right next to my ankle, i already have one nice scar from it.
IMO the best thing about bashguards is being able to wear long pants without a rubber band.
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Get an E.13 lexan ring.
I'll second that
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yeah e13 rings are great, i've got a fsa polycarb bash on my rush, and its been really solid and its a bit cheaper than the e13, so if you wanna save a little cash thats an option but the e13 ones are better.

yeah i love that i can just ride in pants, also since it takes off like 3/4 of an inch of chainring raidius i clear more stuff, and i can wail on it thats nice to

oh and if your really looking for a budget bash bbg is an option, but my friend bent his on a log like 3 weeks after getting it, so if you only kinda need a bash might be an option, but if you really want somthin you can slam i'd stear away
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Listen dude...not everyone wants to be as cool as you. He wants to replace the 44t.

Get an E.13 lexan ring.
Ok, I'm recycling this thread. I'm replacing the 44T, the middle ring is a 32T. Size choice for the e.13 is 32,36 or 40. I'm guessing I should get the 40, is this correct or should it match the middle ring size?

http://www.pricepoint.com/detail/149...E.Thirteen.htm
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should match middle ring size (ie a 32 tooth bash means max rings size is a 32) but you can get a bigger one if you want, maybe consider the 36, if you find the 32t gear isn't enough you may wanna get a 36t later and it would be lame to have to buy another bash, but if you think you will never need it get a 32
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+1...good advice.

Though I know I won't go over 32t, therefore I have the 32 b/c I think it looks tight and gives me more clearance.
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IMO the best thing about bashguards is being able to wear long pants without a rubber band.
I thought I was the only person who did this
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I thought I was the only person who did this
Why I bought my current bashguard.... of course with it still yet to be installed, I just have my pants gradually being mangled....
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should match middle ring size (ie a 32 tooth bash means max rings size is a 32) but you can get a bigger one if you want, maybe consider the 36, if you find the 32t gear isn't enough you may wanna get a 36t later and it would be lame to have to buy another bash, but if you think you will never need it get a 32
Thanks for the advice SirTig. 32 it is then.

Did you check out the link? Pricepoint looks like a decent site to order from, I've also been getting in trouble w/ ChainLove lately also. I'd rather support a LBS but I live out in the sticks, so I go w/ paying for shipping...

Another question: Should I adjust the front derailleur or leave it and remember not to shift to the big ring? Also, I should be able to tighten the chain by ~3 links, correct?

Thanks again for the help.

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I was thinking of getting one of these, but doesn't come in 38. I have tight clearances, so I think a 40 might hit. Do they make a 38?
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I was thinking of getting one of these, but doesn't come in 38. I have tight clearances, so I think a 40 might hit. Do they make a 38?
as far as i know e13 doesn't make a 38t, but bbg does, (I assume 104 bcd) not as nice as an e13, but at least there is somthin out there http://www.bbgbashguard.com/Mountainbike.html
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