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Old 11-21-09, 10:50 PM   #1
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let's talk about bashguards.

just bought a clear e. thirteen supercharger for my ss.
looks badass.
haven't ridden on it, cause the trails are muddy.....but anyway....

the major pitfall is that i can't use t9 boesheild (my favorite chain lube) cause apparently it breaks down the polycarbonate.
i've read this is about the strongest bashguard you can buy, but i don't wanna use something that i can only use wax lube with.
now i'm even worried that the polylube that i used to grease the chainring bolts is gonna compromise the integrity of it.
my buddy ordered a salsa tooth fairy that looks badass too and is aluminum, so he can use whatever lube he wants.

what do you use?
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happy with it?
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I used the e.13 supercharger too until it started cracking at the bolt holes.

The new version is supposedly proven much stronger, yet lighter. I've got a black one. I'm happy with it so far. I use Finishline lube.
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I have one of the new superchargers, but in white.
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which finish line lube?
and dann...what kinda lube you use?
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I'm currently using finish line dry. I need to get more progold.
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I'm running a Syncros aluminum bash on my Trance X2. I love the look of the polished aluminum on the face compared to the scratches and gouges on the edge. It doesn't look like they're going to continue making it in 2010.
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I'm running a Syncros aluminum bash on my Trance X2. I love the look of the polished aluminum on the face compared to the scratches and gouges on the edge. It doesn't look like they're going to continue making it in 2010.
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+1! They're the blingy-est.

That is actually more than polished aluminum - - it is chrome plated. Marshall Cant (Syncros' product developer in Vancouver) went through a lot of prototypes getting the formulation of the base plating right so that the chrome would adhere (aluminum is touchy to plate right - - you usually have to start with zince plating first).

And you are right: the chain guide and bash guard that went with it have been discontinued for 2010. Not in the catalog and off the web site. Probably not enough orders (they were spendy).
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That's a pity. I might order another one while Norco still has them.
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I've been thinking of a bashguard/guid as well.
I seem to loose the chain on the small ring on roung decents.

Sorry to jack the thread, but what works with 3 up front and 9 in the rear?
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You might find some still in their online store - - as soon as they get the link fixed.
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which finish line lube?
and dann...what kinda lube you use?
Dry / red
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Oh crap...that syncros would look PeeeeeeeeeeeIMP with my new Chrome Tadpole!!
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They be shiny.

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I use BBG bashguards on my bikes. They are cheap, durable enough for trail riding, and light. 40 bucks for a piece of 'engineered' plastic that will melt from chain lube, wtf?
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Not supposed to lube the chain over the front chainring(s)

Just put the chain lube over the cassette and everything should be fine.
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Personally, I'm waiting with anticipation for the Sunline bash - - that will accompany the new TravelGuide.

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I dont want to loose my Large ring, I'd rather loose the granny gear.
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