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    Bashguard/Installation Questions

    Hey Bikeforums! I haven't posted in a while, as a skiing forum and summer has taken over my time. Anyways, last year I bought my Giant Rincon. It has been a great bike for me. There is only one problem: the crappy plastic bash guard that came on it has broken due to large logs on the trails. I took it off yesterday, thinking not having it wouldn't be a problem, but it is. I was riding with pants on today and they kept getting caught in the crank/sprocket. I even have a hole now in my jeans. I know i know, i could just wear shorts, but it does get cold! And I would rather have a bash guard take hits instead of my chain rings.

    So here comes the questions. My largest chain ring is 42T. I don't really want to take my large chain ring off because I'm quite lazy and don't want to go through the hassle. So I think i need a 42t or high bashguard, am i right? I know someone here has a blackspire guard thats for big rings, could that special someone post please? Anyone else would be great too. I know E13 is a good company, but the biggest i could find from them is 40T.

    I also need to learn how to install it. Does it involve taking the crankset fully off my bike, or any special tools? IS there a park tools tutorial for this?

    Last question. I need a website to buy a bashguard from. Im in Canada so any website with the company located in Canada would be great. Shipping and customs isn't exactly the most fun experience.

    Those are all the questions i have now. Thanks for reading!

    (yeah that was a long read)
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    Blackspire Big Ring Protector or something like that...Ca7?

    http://www.pricepoint.com/detail/133...-Bashguard.htm




    Is your crankset a 104 BCD 4 arm crankset?

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    Quote Originally Posted by chelboed View Post
    Blackspire Big Ring Protector or something like that...Ca7?

    http://www.pricepoint.com/detail/133...-Bashguard.htm




    Is your crankset a 104 BCD 4 arm crankset?
    O fast reply, thanks. And thats the one i was looking for!

    Im not sure. The website says: cranks TruVative ISO Flow 3.0, 22/32/42T
    I know its 4 arm. Not sure on the 104 BCD part.
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    According to the specs I found listed at spadeout.com: http://www.spadout.com/p/truvativ-isoflow-crankset/

    ...your crankset is 104 BCD.

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    Since you're in Canuckastan, you can order directly, http://www.blackspire.com/qs/product/83/5946/263247/0/0

    From the specs, it looks like they don't come with longer chainring bolts which you may need. The tools you'll need are the appropriate hex wrench and chainring nut wrench (although a large flat blade screwdriver may work). You can do the installation without removing the whole crankset. just work the bolts where they're accessible around the frame.

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    Alright, So i think that is the one I am getting. Blackspire website sells them for more than pricepoint with shipping.
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    it's not difficult taking the large ring off, mate... just some alan keys!

    I use a couple elastic bands 'round the jeans when I ride... It doesn't have the same dork factor as tucking into the sock, and it doesn't let your pants get destroyed!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zan View Post
    it's not difficult taking the large ring off, mate... just some alan keys!

    I use a couple elastic bands 'round the jeans when I ride... It doesn't have the same dork factor as tucking into the sock, and it doesn't let your pants get destroyed!
    Two of those velcro cable organizer thingy'ma'bobs works too. I actually have an arm-band from some mp3 player case that I use.

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    You got the right bashguard; word of warning, though. I have the exact same crankset (or close enough), you will need new backing bolts (the ones that come with it for some reason dont fit into the ones that come stock on the crankset, so dont even bother trying, you WILL go crazy). Just take the bolts that come with the bashguard to your LBS and find some backers that match. If you dont know what I'm saying, I dont blame you, I dont completely think it makes any sense.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zan View Post
    it's not difficult taking the large ring off, mate... just some alan keys!

    I use a couple elastic bands 'round the jeans when I ride... It doesn't have the same dork factor as tucking into the sock, and it doesn't let your pants get destroyed!
    But wouldnt you have to do something with the front derailer so that the chain doesnt come off the rings ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ca7erham View Post
    You got the right bashguard; word of warning, though. I have the exact same crankset (or close enough), you will need new backing bolts (the ones that come with it for some reason dont fit into the ones that come stock on the crankset, so dont even bother trying, you WILL go crazy). Just take the bolts that come with the bashguard to your LBS and find some backers that match. If you dont know what I'm saying, I dont blame you, I dont completely think it makes any sense.
    Hahaha backer bolts as in the nuts? The things you spin around? Im just throwing around guesses right now
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    Thats the word I was looking for. The guard comes with the male ones but you will need new female ones, which you should be easily able to find.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ca7erham View Post
    Thats the word I was looking for. The guard comes with the male ones but you will need new female ones, which you should be easily able to find.
    Alright, I didnt know there were different genders of them. Ill figure it out.
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    The guard comes with bolts that are visible from the out side, what you need are the bolts that are not visible from the back. I'm the exact way with names, I can recognize just about anybody I've seen but I have no idea what they are called.
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    You can adjust the FD. I ran a 1 x 9 setup using my FD as a chain guide. My problem was that whenever I'd hit the shifter by accident I'd shift off the ring. Now I've taken the shifter off and adjusted the FD with the adjustment screws and voila - problem solved!
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    Alright, so I have the bashguard figured out (i think). Now I'm also getting new pedals. I don't want to spend a ton, but i also don't want to keep replacing pins and things. Are sealed bearings really that much better to have? Im looking for replaceable pins. and medium to large sized platform. I've heard good things about the Sun Ringle Zuzu pedals, DMR V12 and the C bros 50/50 X pedals. These are all sort of in the 50 dollar range. Is there anything else on pricepoint that is cheap and like these pedals?
    Here is the link to pedals: http://www.pricepoint.com/thumb.htm?...yleName&cat=89

    Remember, cheap = better.
    btw, could pedals on a bmx website like dancomp.com work? Would they have as much grip as a true mtb platform?

    Thanks alot guys!
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    http://www.pricepoint.com/detail/115...ium-Pedals.htm

    Unsealed, I believe but, I've used them in a good bit of mud and ice and they still seem to be spinning freely. Great grip on my bald tennis shoes. Only thing is that I've broken a pin off on a cement skinny when I was doing some urban stuff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ca7erham View Post
    http://www.pricepoint.com/detail/115...ium-Pedals.htm

    Unsealed, I believe but, I've used them in a good bit of mud and ice and they still seem to be spinning freely. Great grip on my bald tennis shoes. Only thing is that I've broken a pin off on a cement skinny when I was doing some urban stuff.
    Those actually dont look that bad. Do you know where I can get the pins to replace them when I need to?

    Im getting scared of jumping stuff because my feet are always sliding in the air and landing on my TT with my baby makers isnt fun.

    Il probably order these. Pedal buddies!
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    I didnt want to start a new thread about the same thing.
    So i think im gonna stop being lazy and make my bike have 2 chain rings instead of 3. Today i was trying to take off the 3rd ring using a hex key. That didnt seem to work. Im not sure if i'm trying to turn the right bolt. So now i need some guidance.
    Here is what im putting hex key in:


    The screw or whatever wont budge. I dont know if im trying the wrong hole or if im just too weak. Could somone please tell me how to take the last ring off?

    And another question. What does a E-thirteen bashguard kit come with? The guard and some screws to go in place of the third ring?

    Thanks alot guys

    Edit: Here is the one im buying: http://www.pricepoint.com/detail.htm...d=100%20EVISC6
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    Try a using a rubber mallet. Also, remember to hold the bolt in the back.
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    Hex bit in a 1/2" drive ratchet should get it broke loose. You may need to hold the back side with a chainring nut wrench.

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    Alright, so I got the right place? Cool.

    I dont have a ratchet, but i can borrow one from my uncle.
    So am i right about the guard going in place of the third ring?
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    That's the guard I bought, and it came with the guard itself, and longer screws and the things they screw into.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zephyr11 View Post
    That's the guard I bought, and it came with the guard itself, and longer screws and the things they screw into.
    Ok, is that all you needed?
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