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Old 09-17-15, 05:54 AM
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chain guard, cover, or bash guard..

What ever it is called....on the bike that i recently purchased...it is missing.

What should I look for as a replacement?

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You dont need a chainring cover unless you ride with long pants. I just roll em up or you can use straps

Bashguard replaces big ring and is for offroading and/or chain retention in single setups

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You dont need a chainring cover unless you ride with long pants. I just roll em up or you can use straps
Agreed. I actually took my chain ring cover off. Hated the look of that thing on my bike>
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Old 09-17-15, 07:43 AM
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Is there an increased risk of the chain rings scratching or clothes getting stained by the lube?
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Breaking or bending the teeth is the issue that bashguards solve. Scratching is a part of life with drivetrains. Better rings have hard slick surfaces. Anything that comes in contact with the rings will leave a mark - even skin; its called "the mark of shame"

An old helmet strap or velco strap can cinch the pants down, or wear skinny jeans. I just roll up one pant leg.

If you commute a lot in work clothes, you may want a more elegant solution. However, those plastic tabs are silly. Plastic must be avoided as much as possible on bicycles
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Replacement? I Doubt it ever had one in the 1st place .

there an increased risk of the chain rings scratching or clothes getting stained by the lube?
if theyre black it wont matter , tuck your trouser cuff in your sox. or use a trouser clip.
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