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Old 04-17-10, 10:15 PM
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installed bashguard, shorten chain?

Hi everyone. I just replaced my outer chainring with a bashguard, looks like I need to shorten the chain now. Is this correct? Its a kona Dawg. Thanks for any help.
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Nice bike.
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I'd imagine that if you no longer have the large chainring, you don't need the extra chain. Size it up for your two biggest gears.
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I'd say no. Unless you change the size of your other two rings, just leave it.
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Thanks guys.
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You don't have to. I did to help prevent chain drop. If I had a chain guide, though, I s'pose it wouldn't matter.
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