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    $2.00 Homemade Chain Guide

    I went to Lowes tonight and put this together. Not sure how well it will work but I plan to test it on some trails tomorrow. I probably won't keep it on there for long but was just messing around to see if I could build something that's effective.

    Has anyone built something similar?
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    parts list?

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    you could have left the derailure on for free

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    Please excuse my ignorance but does this thing not contact the chain but sit close enough to prevent the chain from jumping?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dinoadventures
    parts list?
    1" Conduit Hanger (I put a rubber liner around the edges and wrapped it in electrical tape so it won't damage the frame)
    1/4 - 3" carriage bolt
    1/4 nuts (x5)
    1/4 - 1 1/2" fender washer
    1/4 - 1" fender washer

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    Quote Originally Posted by LWright
    you could have left the derailure on for free
    That's what I originally tried but my low limit on my derailleur wouldn't move it over far enough to get aligned with the second chain ring.

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    Quote Originally Posted by one eyed poacher
    Please excuse my ignorance but does this thing not contact the chain but sit close enough to prevent the chain from jumping?
    That's the plan but I'm not sure how well it will work though. There was another thread that had a similar homemade device so that's where I got the idea.

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    slick. I made one of those, and after a lot of fussing... it doesn't work. The chain would get off crooked off one tooth and derail, and marf the guide.

    Maybe it will work for you though. Good luck!
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    use a longer screw ?

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    Looks interesting. I'd look for an acorn nut to fit on the end in case your ankle hits it.

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    I've seen one (and posted the link to it previously) made from a spoon.
    I don't post to generate business for myself or make like I'm better than sliced bread

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    Quote Originally Posted by crank1979@optusnet.com.au
    Looks interesting. I'd look for an acorn nut to fit on the end in case your ankle hits it.
    i probably would have used a round headed bolt routed in the other direction (head facing cranks) and run aluminum tubes in the gaps.

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    That's getto. I mean that in a nice way.

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    I tested it out on some rough terrain tonight and the thing was a p.o.s. It worked well for bunny hops and endos but didn't work well on the bumps and roots on trails. The metal pieced was too flimsy so the bolt would shift around a bit -- it would have worked better if I could have found a plastic clamp like on derailleurs but they didn't have any at Lowes.

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    I made this:










    It cost me more than $2 though.

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