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Old 10-01-18, 08:08 PM
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Originally Posted by Doc_Wui View Post
Huh. I thought the purpose of a chain guard was to keep the chain from falling off when you don't have a front derailleur to keep it on track.

If it's mainly to keep the pants clean, then I can deal with adding a single.
hang on, are you talking about the hockey stick shaped piece bolted to the frame,
or the big round plastic ring bolted to the right of chainring/s?

Yeah either is mostly cosmetic. Chain ring guard might also reduce impact of obstacle on chain.

i once thought the chainring guard would also guide the chain back if front derailleur overshot, but nope my chain just jammed between guard & chainring. Ok so the chain didn't fall off onto the pedal crank but the driveline was still jammed.
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