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Old 09-10-14, 08:12 AM
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Fenders and chain guards

I know this is a multi-bike item. Touring, MTB, commuting, and ....?

So I love my d/s but I want to keep muck off the chain primarily and when you turn left the front tire directs slop right on to it.

A fender night not be wide enough sooo, pics, links, garage engineered things, all are welcome.

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Old 09-10-14, 08:55 AM
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You might be able to put a chainguard on it. VO Alloy Chainguard - Chainguards, Frame Protectors, Kickstands - Accessories
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Found this:

Bicycle chain guard, Chain Thong Road bike chainguard made from recycled plastic
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Old 09-10-14, 10:20 AM
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I have mudguards on all but 2 of my bikes

A fender Might* not be wide enough...(*fify)
havent bothered to try yet have you ?
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What fenders do you have on your bike? If you get full coverage fenders I'd think they'd help keep the slop down. Even with full coverage fenders, chains get filthy anyway(locally) due to lots of shale dust on our roads.
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dump the Derailleur drive train.. then, with an IGH drive train, you can enclose the chain fully , with something like this :
Hebie Chainglider review - BikeRadar
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dump the Derailleur drive train.. then, with an IGH drive train, you can enclose the chain fully , with something like this :
Hebie Chainglider review - BikeRadar
... and going yet one step further, dump the chain and get a carbon fiber belt. I don't even use a 'chain' guard.
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Although then the grit picked up wears the cog wheels since they use softer light weight materials ..

hiding that belt drivetrain inside a case would be the ultimate combination..
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Old 09-10-14, 12:23 PM
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A chainguard is just a pain. It would make it harder to clean around and may get in the way. I'd say a good pair of metal fenders would do the trick well enough. And mud is a badge of honor!
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We need to know the make/model of your bike. Pics would also help.
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What's a d/s?
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2013 Trek 8.4 dual sport

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I suppose a half fender on the back of the front wouldn't be too terrible. But that chain bikini....
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8.4 DS... Planet Bike Cascadias(full coverage) don't look bad at all on those(fenders are required equipment here). Mounting the front requires using a single leg stay(instead of the 2 leg included), and bending it at a 90 degree angle near the eye as the 8.4 lacks the usual mounting point for fenders. I can try and see if we have a a bike in the shop with his arrangement.
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Rear fender will go straight on. Front,you'll need P clamps for the lower mounts and a shorter screw for the upper mount.

There are chainguards like the SKS Chainboard that will work,but they can be a PITA to mount.
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... and going yet one step further, dump the chain and get a carbon fiber belt. I don't even use a 'chain' guard.
My commuter bike, a Novara Gotham, has a belt drive and a chain guard. I will admit that I have been giving a lot of serious thought to removing the chain-guard. It seems a bit redundant.
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Full fenders and then add a mudflap to it. Chain guards and cases are a plus. My most ridden Raleigh 3 speed has well over 35,000 miles on it, chains last 7,000+ miles with minimal maintenance.

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