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Can't find a 40T chainguard anywhere

Old 11-14-14, 10:42 AM
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Can't find a 40T chainguard anywhere

Nobody seems to make aftermarket chainguards that will fit a simple 40T bike like my 7-speed Raleigh Venture. I'm finding 38T, 42T, 46T...but no 40T. Or could i just get anything labeled as a 26" or "universal" chainguard?

Can anybody help? My khakis will thank you.

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Old 11-14-14, 12:41 PM
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Dunno if you're looking for one that's spider-mounted, or chainring-mounted. If the former, here's one for 40T-42T.
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Old 11-14-14, 02:15 PM
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Thanks, Actually, I've found something that appears to accommodate multiple sizes and covers the whole topside of the chain:
Amazon.com : Sunlite Omni-Fit Alloy Chain Guard - 38-48T, Black : Bike Chain Guards : Niagara Cycle Works

I just hope it provides adequate coverage....it looks pretty skimpy....
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Originally Posted by ganchan View Post
Nobody seems to make aftermarket chainguards that will fit a simple 40T bike like my 7-speed Raleigh Venture. I'm finding 38T, 42T, 46T...but no 40T. Or could i just get anything labeled as a 26" or "universal" chainguard?

Can anybody help? My khakis will thank you.
My commute bike has a 1x8 drive train, with a 42T chainring and Thorne 'Wetzikon' chainring guards on both sides - this has worked like a champ for 14,000 miles now. Why not just go to a 42T ring?
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Why not just get a full chain case? Guards, in my experience, love to break & get in the way.

- Andy
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Old 11-17-14, 11:10 PM
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I took a steel chainguard off an old Huffy, and painted it with touch-up paint that was left over from my first car.

However, it won't save your khakis without further ado. I've noticed that just enough black crap comes off my brakes to put black stains on my pants, unless I wipe it off the chainguard and crank arms once in a while, particularly after a rain. Usually a quick swipe with a shop rag takes care of it.

I suppose I need khaki brake pads.
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Old 11-18-14, 06:38 AM
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Hesling makes them. You can also get a Lakdoek to fit.
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Old 11-18-14, 09:54 AM
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Bigger the better if all you need is a trouser cuff not soiled ( black is a better choice than khacki)

Consider: take the teeth off a worn 46~48t chainring, with a file.
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