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Is a Chain Guard for a Robin Hood Available?

Old 06-11-09, 10:18 AM
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Is a Chain Guard for a Robin Hood Available?

Hello everyone. I'm new here.

I have a lead on an old black Robin Hood 3 speed bicycle. It is in good shape, but is missing the chain guard. Is it possible to get a chain guard that will fit this bicycle, used or new? While it would be great to find an actual Robin Hood chain guard, my main concern is keeping my pants out of the chain and avoiding grease stains.

As I understand it, it is essentially a Raleigh, so anything that fits a Raleigh should fit this bicycle. Is that correct? It has a 21" frame, if that matters.

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It'll be the same chain guard as any Raleigh made three speed; Raleigh, Phillips, Triumph, Hercules, Rudge, etc. You see them on ebay pretty often. You can even get the Robin Hood decal!
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Thanks for the quick reply. I'll start checking out eBay and some used bike shops, then.
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I have a 21" Robin Hood that came without a chainguard.
I attached an old chrome Wald chainguard - it looks even better than the stock one would.
Wald chainguards are easy to find.
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There were two kinds of chainguard fittings on Raleighs. On one, there was a clamp on the downtube that slotted into a fitting on the chainguard and tightened a couple of tabs. On the other, there are two braze-on tabs on the frame itself, and the chain guard also has two tabs to line up with those on the frame. The latter is at least a 1960s to more recent version, but both might have overlapped for all I know. At any rate, it's something to think about if you end up picking up a Raleigh chainguard.

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I have a green one from a Raleigh Sports. Paint it black and you are good to go. It's yours if you want it.
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Originally Posted by pastorbobnlnh
I have a green one from a Raleigh Sports. Paint it black and you are good to go. It's yours if you want it.
That's very kind of you. Let me know what you want for it.

As an aside, I called a couple of bike shops today, both of which deal with used parts, and neither young man I spoke with seemed to know whether it was possible to get such a part.

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Now with Pictures

I picked it up at lunchtime today. It has a few problems:




It looks like it was painted with a rattle can, but there's no rust. The hub is stamped 65 8, so it's from '65 or '66. Mechanically it seems sound, though the seat is uncomfortable. The Shimano shifter worked for my test ride, then gave up after a while.

I'd like the handlebars up a bit, but I'm not sure if there's any more room to go. As you can see, there are no tabs for the chain guard, so I'll have to figure that out.

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As an update, here's the Robin Hood with the new chainguard, and a SA trigger and cable:


At work.


Even though it's 90 degrees and sticky, I took a quick spin at lunchtime.


The falls from Stone Arch Bridge.

Thanks Pastor Bob!
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