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Old 07-11-18, 03:01 PM
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Chain guards

Are chain guards a thing these days? I remember 30+ years ago my bikes having them and now not so much. It is summer and I am riding in shorts so it hasn't been an issue so far. But when I look down at the chain and the gear teeth it does make me wonder.
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Old 07-11-18, 03:32 PM
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Unless the chain guard is made for the specific bike, they are notoriously difficult to fit. Your best bet is a guard in the form of a disk that mounts onto the outer chainring, such as this one

https://www.amazon.com/Action-42-44T.../dp/B0047QS1AE
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Old 07-11-18, 03:38 PM
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That is interesting. I'll have to do some research. Thanks for the info and link.

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Old 07-11-18, 03:52 PM
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I have them on several bikes , more as Trouser guards ,, for grease on cuffs reduction,
but I found a pretty rugged one for outside my 50t chainring 30 years ago for my touring triple.

good when I had to haul it up and down stairs, when I could not find a ramp and my train

This is Europe mind you, not the US

my Folding bike Brompton has one , stock , some shimano cranks come with plastic ones ..

its not a popular thing, its true , but if you need one they're out there.

Data needed: Bolt circle and largest chainring... My Bike Friday it's a 130 and a 53t, they source their own .

Think I have an extra 110 ...48t around here, somewhere..

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Old 07-12-18, 09:32 AM
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reminds me, I have to clean my chain rings. keep getting a calf tattoo ..
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Old 07-12-18, 09:41 AM
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For me, a chain-guard is a must-have on a commuter bike.
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No need for a chain guard for me. I always wear shorts while riding in warm weather, when I do most of my riding. When it's cooler and I wear wind pants, I wear a piece of elastic around my ankles to keep the cuff from getting into the chain.
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Old 07-12-18, 12:47 PM
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Originally Posted by Milton Keynes View Post
No need for a chain guard for me. I always wear shorts while riding in warm weather, when I do most of my riding. When it's cooler and I wear wind pants, I wear a piece of elastic around my ankles to keep the cuff from getting into the chain.
I don't commute by bike anymore, but when I did, I just tucked the cuffs of my pants into my socks. Worked great unless I forgot to untuck them when I got to work, and looked like I was a low-rent extra at Star Fleet.
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