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Old 10-21-05, 04:59 PM
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chain guards?

Anyone make/sell these anymore? I've seen some on newer, handmade bikes, but I'm wondering if there are generally any for sale somewhere?

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Well, this one's beautiful, if obscure.
http://www.sogreni.dk/Chainguard.php
I plan to put one on a commuting bike I'll be building next year. If you're talking about the guards that protect the spokes from the chain and derailleur on the back wheel, I just bought an old Huret on ebay. I'll just bet there's lots of cool 'over the chain' chainguards there, too!
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Cool. That's a nice one. You know if that's sold/distributed in the US, and if so, how much?

I was kind of looking for something like what Rivendell has on it's Quickbeams that covers the entire chainwheel, maybe keeps dirt off the chain, as well.

Here it is:

http://www.rivendellbicycles.com/ima...ics/50-150.jpg

Anyone know if one can get something like this anywhere? Sheldon Brown refers to it as a "chainwheel disc."

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Old 10-21-05, 09:09 PM
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Wallingford Bicycle Parts used to have Sogreni parts on their site, but they are not there any more. It's very expensive designer stuff.
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How about chain / spoke guards made of plastic - anyone know of a source?
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You're not going to like my post . . .
It's a piece of 16 guage aluminum - rough size: 10 x 10 inches.
I locate the center and fix it with a center punch.
Scribe a set of circles inner, outer and bolt circle,
then start cutting. Takes about three hours.
(I want to be careful - cannot add the metal, once cut)

I like this 'cause, being a roadie, I never use a front derailleur,
and it presents a clean looking seat tube.
When one down shifts, the chain "crawls" up to a larger cog.
When one up shifts, the chain "drops" to a smaller cog; the
resulting loop, like whipping a length of rope or a garden hose,
travels down the chain causing derailing to the outside.
You can see similar plates on tandems. They are similar to
a rock-ring used by mountain bikers, but the size is too small
to cover a 52 tooth chainring.
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Originally Posted by Skip Magnuson
How about chain / spoke guards made of plastic - anyone know of a source?
They are commonly sold in Europe. You might want to check out some European web shops. My wife as one on her commuter, it makes cleaning the chain a real PITA.
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I like it! I feel inspired. Mine will be black plastic.
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