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    Bash guard

    I'm thinking of replacing the big ring on the Yeti with SRAM crank with a bash guard for safety and protection.
    What should I consider?
    I'm afraid of heights so a 26'r fits me to a T.

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    Perhaps someone over in the Drive Train or GD sub-forum can help you with this?

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    Thank u gentlemen, I'm beginning to get stuck here.
    Official rules?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Settertude View Post
    Thank u gentlemen, I'm beginning to get stuck here.
    Official rules?
    Only rules is, there are no rules.

    And bikes aren't allowed. Except where they are allowed.
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    Now you must bash yourself in the face with your bashguard as penance!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dru View Post
    Now you must bash yourself in the face with your bashguard as penance!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Settertude View Post
    I need to git one first.
    Well bash guards are pretty simple. A piece of plastic that prevents you from mangling the small/middle ring when you run over stuff. e.thirteen and MRP are two manufacturers that immediately come to mind. I have an MRP chainguide and it works well. Just make sure to get one that fits the BCD of your crankset, and which is the correct size for your chainring. Usually the same tooth count or a tooth or two bigger.
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    Sometimes they’re even made of metal. But there are better sub-forums on these boards to discuss such things than the Off Camber subforum… this place is full of loonies, who probably all have amazingly high Mensa-approved IQ scores.
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    I hear the DIY Lights forum is pretty knowledgeable about bash guards. That's a secret though, so don't go around saying it to everyone.
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    Bashguard face bashing passion.

    "I was so stoked on the ride today that I bashed my face on the bashguard instead of bashing with a rock or log. It's an E 13 so it took the hit easily. The bash is pretty gnarly now"
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    Look in "Where are the Best Deals?" for the best bash guard deals and if that doesn't work try the Collegiate Racing forum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bro View Post
    Only rules is, there are no rules.

    And bikes aren't allowed. Except where they are allowed.
    Here, here Bro! Well worded!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wishful Tomcat View Post
    Look in "Where are the Best Deals?" for the best bash guard deals and if that doesn't work try the Collegiate Racing forum.
    College boys use bashguards??? Who’da thunk it??? Back in my day… well, actually bashguards didn’t exist when I was in college… nevermind.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Leopold Porkstacker View Post
    College boys use bashguards??? Who’da thunk it??? Back in my day… well, actually bashguards didn’t exist when I was in college… nevermind.
    Bash guards have been around in one way or another since the medieval times.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bro View Post
    Bash guards have been around in one way or another since the medieval times.
    OK, so I guess that from a technical perspective there was a bashguard on my 1985 Peugeot mountain bike… perhaps it was the 44t chainring up front.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Leopold Porkstacker View Post
    OK, so I guess that from a technical perspective there was a bashguard on my 1985 Peugeot mountain bike… perhaps it was the 44t chainring up front.
    Sounds a bit big for a modern bash guard. You sure we're talking about the same thing here?
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    here is good bash guard that will prevent you from hurting yourself here

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    Totally awesome bash guard!
    Woof woof.
    I'm afraid of heights so a 26'r fits me to a T.

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    Sweet gear Deke. Need that for the 650 forum. I think I jilted giants product placement, I can only assume this is where I go for penance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Settertude View Post
    I'm thinking of replacing the big ring on the Yeti with SRAM crank with a bash guard for safety and protection.
    What should I consider?
    GETTING RID OF YOUR BIG RING!?!?

    you are dead to me....

    /shun

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    I don't use it riding the stuff I do. Almost never get off the middle ring.
    Its a big ugly weapon of teeth waiting to attack me at opportunity.
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    GETTING RID OF YOUR BIG RING!?!?

    you are dead to me....

    /shun
    I'm afraid of heights so a 26'r fits me to a T.

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    If you like trying your luck at getting over big tree trunks and rocks, you are going to love the extra clearance. Make sure to get one that is just barely taller than your chainring, and no taller, for max clearance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zowie View Post
    Sweet gear Deke. Need that for the 650 forum. I think I jilted giants product placement, I can only assume this is where I go for penance.
    Either there or Father Tone's basement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Settertude View Post
    I don't use it riding the stuff I do. Almost never get off the middle ring.
    Its a big ugly weapon of teeth waiting to attack me at opportunity.
    I like it, that last sentence is a perfect signature. Mind if I use it?
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    No sweat. Go for it, DirtJunkie.
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    I like it, that last sentence is a perfect signature. Mind if I use it?
    I'm afraid of heights so a 26'r fits me to a T.

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    1x or 2x FTW here.

    As for a bashguard - Home
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    deke505 has offered dental coverage, so I'll suggest this -

    for the OC unmentionable, may even be -

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    Thanks gang--LBS has a Race Face that fit and looks good.
    Dun bash-proffed.
    I'm afraid of heights so a 26'r fits me to a T.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wishful Tomcat View Post
    Either there or Father Tone's basement.
    What's that, like Mr. Toads Wild Ride for altar boys?


    Got an FSA bash on my fun bike meself--it's great cause I suck at hopping at all the right times.

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    What about using some rim tape on the bash guard, that would look the bomb..
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    Since bash guarding should shifting be adjusted?
    I'm afraid of heights so a 26'r fits me to a T.

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    Adjust front der. high limit so there won't be any inadvertent shifting onto the bash guard.

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    I need to learn how. Thanks.
    I'm afraid of heights so a 26'r fits me to a T.

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    H screw is easy access. I want to know which way to turn whether than guess.
    I'm afraid of heights so a 26'r fits me to a T.

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    If you keep the triple front mech and wanna keep it simple, just tighten the 'high' limit screw (usually the outside screw) till when you try to shift into third, it rubs a little on the chain.

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    Got it. Thanks, only it's the inside screw.
    I'm afraid of heights so a 26'r fits me to a T.

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    Clockwise!

    p.s. it 'should' have a little 'H' beside it.

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    Yup...H yup...inside...yup clockwise.
    Thank you.
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    Just got a Raceface bash guard, nice looking unit.
    Hurts like hell screwing it into my groin though.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Loudviking View Post
    Just got a Raceface bash guard, nice looking unit.
    Hurts like hell screwing it into my groin though.....
    Use Velcro instead.
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    I have a nice scar on the inside of my thigh from 15 years ago when I ran a big ring. My poor wife had to pull out a flap of impaled flesh with tweezers before dumping h2o2 into the hole. The scar is tiny now but used to be the size of a quarter.

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    What I want to avoid.
    I'm afraid of heights so a 26'r fits me to a T.

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    look at the oc being all helpful and stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by b-kul View Post
    look at the oc being all helpful and stuff.
    Court mandated community service

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    OC is OK.
    OK?
    I'm afraid of heights so a 26'r fits me to a T.

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    Bash guard

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    What I want to avoid.
    Spend more time riding in the big ring and calf impalement is not an issue.
    Its all Shits and Giggles until somebody Giggles and Shits

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