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Old 12-18-11, 01:30 PM
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help me id this chainguard please

so i picked up this great looking chain guard from the bike kitchen for my project bike and ive been having people stop me asking what its from or saying they had an old bike that had one like it but no body seens to know what its from.
i realy cerious now as to what its from. it origenaly had a bracket on the chainring area that clamped around the downtube that i replaced with the L bracket from the chainguard that was on my bike before.







any help would be great.

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Hey whitefiretiger, I'm not sure what chainguard that is. There were a bunch of different ones similar to that, but I don't remember seeing one just like that one atmo.
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That was a standard replacement chain guard that you bought at the local hardware store when you damaged the original or painted a bike. They used to cost like $2.00 in the 1960s when I was a kid. It was one that was one of the sizes it came in (I remember 3) fit most bikes. You know it was one of those because of the extra holes in the curved from section that allowed multi frame fitting. I believe they were made by Wald and I wouldn't be surprised if they were not still available. Roger

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Old 12-18-11, 08:04 PM
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This forum is amazing. I feel like these guys could identify a random bolt you find in the street.
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Old 12-18-11, 08:33 PM
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This forum is amazing. I feel like these guys could identify a random bolt you find in the street.
I'm not there yet, but soon. I was going to mention that it looked like it could be a Wald. It seems Hercules actually used Wald chainguards for many of their US spec bikes, as best I can tell. I'm guessing that the distributor put them on as they arrived here.
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Thank you so much for the replies.

I was wondering if it was a replacement / aftermarket from the 60s because the
extra holes in the curved from section as rhenning pointed out. But I've seen parts
I thought were aftermarket before that were made for use on multiple bikes.

Either way I'm glad to hear its old because it looks the part and until I get lucky and
get a true c/v cruiser; my newish (I'm not sure how old this frame is I think late 90s)
cruiser I'm using old parts on will have to do. And I think this chainguard looks great
on my wanna be old school cruiser ~

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