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Bash Guard?

Postby Conrad 37988 » Sat May 28, 2011 6:21 pm

How do I size my mike for a bah guard? Is it the # of teeth on the 1st or 2ns gear?
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Re: Bash Guard?

Postby NoyzSource » Sat May 28, 2011 6:33 pm

1st question is if Mike really needs a bash guard?

Just kidding. Of course mike needs a bash guard, he is really skinny.
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Re: Bash Guard?

Postby Farmboy » Sat May 28, 2011 6:46 pm

Be nice Eric.

If you're bike is a normal MTB your middle ring is a 32T. You'll need a bashring that takes the place of your big ring that is sized to protect the 32T ring. Count the teeth on your middle ring and go from there. Also, your bolt pattern is important. It's either a 4 bolt or a 5 bolt pattern. Make sure you get the right one.
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Re: Bash Guard?

Postby crrimson » Sat May 28, 2011 7:01 pm

Learned this one the hard way, and do not want to dig up that forum post. Don't be an idiot like me and buy a 36T for your 32T.
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And if for some reason you have 36T middle ring, let me know I've got a nice bash guard for sale!
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Re: Bash Guard?

Postby Conrad 37988 » Sat May 28, 2011 7:07 pm

So, do I need to remove the large gear on my bike?, or is it just an attachment I can bolt on?
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Re: Bash Guard?

Postby crrimson » Sat May 28, 2011 7:18 pm

Conrad 37988 wrote:So, do I need to remove the large gear on my bike?, or is it just an attachment I can bolt on?


It depends what you want. The main goal of the bashguard in my opinion is foremost to give you some more clearance to go over obstacles, and not get caught up on them like you would if chainring teeth dig into a log or smash a rock.

Secondly to protect your chainring.

They make bashguards that go over and protect the big ring, but will actually cause you to have less clearance than before, and I've never seen anyone actually use one. Since the big ring is pretty much worthless for any real mountain bike trails I've ridden, I'd remove the large ring and then bolt that sucker on in place of it.

You'll also just need to adjust the H limit screw on your front derailleur so you aren't shifting into the bashguard.

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Re: Bash Guard?

Postby iLuvTechnical » Sat May 28, 2011 9:15 pm

Don't forget to shorten your chain :whistle:
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Re: Bash Guard?

Postby Farmboy » Sat May 28, 2011 11:43 pm

crrimson wrote:
You'll also just need to adjust the H limit screw on your front derailleur so you aren't shifting into the bashguard.



Good point there. Haven't used one of those in a while.
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Re: Bash Guard?

Postby crrimson » Sun May 29, 2011 10:50 am

Farmboy wrote:
crrimson wrote:
You'll also just need to adjust the H limit screw on your front derailleur so you aren't shifting into the bashguard.



Good point there. Haven't used one of those in a while.


Haven't used a screwdriver? :)
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Re: Bash Guard?

Postby Farmboy » Sun May 29, 2011 10:58 am

Not for a while. I drank one though. Just last weekend in fact.
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Re: Bash Guard?

Postby Angy » Sun May 29, 2011 10:44 pm

All our bash guards have been...well...bashed off!
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