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Old 09-28-18, 09:40 AM
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Elusive chainguard

Hi all,

First time posting, so here's hoping I'm in the right forum.

I've got 50-34 tooth Shimano Claris cranks (FC-R2000) on my commuter bike, but since I don't fancy having to roll up my trousers every time I ride it, I'm looking to get a chainguard for it.
Turns out there's a chainguard specifically made for this crankset seen on bike24 (can't post a URL link yet) sold as a full set with the cranks.
However, I cannot for the life of me find the chainguard as a separate item to buy.
Is there someone out there who can point me to the right place, or maybe even track down a product item number for the chainguard?

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Old 09-28-18, 09:49 AM
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Here you go. Do a search with Shimano's description and part number. Also this is Shimano's own site listing all their goods with manuals and part fiches. Good to save for future use. http://si.shimano.com/pdfs/ev/EV-FC-R2000-4164.pdf
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Chain ring guards (as opposed to chain guards which don't mount to the ring) are not well supported by our industry. Plain and simple. Some crank sets are available with and without but after market availability of just the guard is pretty sad. These days they tend to be a plastic design attached to the ring with 4 or 5 tiny "sheet metal" type of screws. These screws frequently come loose/get lost. Then there are all the OEM guards that end up broken and result in jagged edges close to one's leg (closer then the ring teeth the guard is shielding).

Using pant clips is as old as the hills. There are any number of choices available, many with sensible reflective abilities for night riding. I still use my 40 year old ones when I don't wear cycling togs. At work I use a rubber band or an old toe clip strap for the after service test riding. Andy
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Thank you both for the replies!

Yeah, I've slowly come to the realization that chainguards aren't well-distributed and supported unless they're on Holland bikes.
The link to the crankset diagram is great, I guess the chainguard comes pre-attached to the specific 50t chainring. Otherwise the pant clips are the next best thing!

Thanks again.
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