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  • Guard to cover main gears.

     Gunner updated 11 years, 4 months ago 4 Members · 7 Posts
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  • baggers1982

    Member
    1 September 2009 at 9:14 pm

    Hi Guys,

    Just bought my first proper mountain bike but realised that there is no cover / guard over the main gears where the pedals are at. I’m pretty sure the cheapie bike I bought a few years ago had one but I can’t for the life of me find what I need on google. Can you buy these seperately or are they specific to your bike?

    If not, I would be very appreciative if someone could point me in the right direction.

    Cheers.

  • badblood

    Member
    2 September 2009 at 8:18 am

    they ae mainly there to stop your trousers getting oil on them off the chain. I wouldn’t bother with one, they dont rally protect anything on the bike.

  • BMR

    Member
    2 September 2009 at 10:39 pm

    If I wear longs an my Shogun XC300 it eats my trousers, sussed it out on the Barracuda took the large ring off and fitted an e thirteen bash ring (I never use the big ring anyway)

  • baggers1982

    Member
    3 September 2009 at 12:34 pm

    Thanks for the advice, getting my trousers caught was my only worry as I will use the bike to get to work on dry days. So other than buying one of those larger gears, I take it there is no cover that you can just slot over your existing gear?

  • BMR

    Member
    5 September 2009 at 7:51 pm

    There are some trouser protector rings available but you would need to know the distance apart any holes are in your outer ring, much as I dont usually say this try Halfords as they are standard on some cheeper bikes.

  • badblood

    Member
    6 September 2009 at 7:08 am

    can’t you just tuck your trousers into your socks?

  • Gunner

    Member
    6 September 2009 at 11:37 am

    can’t you just tuck your trousers into your socks?

    Wouldn’t that automatically turn him into a “Chav”. 😆 😆

    Bicycle clips, 99p in Tesco. 😕

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