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  • YES - to save my chain ring

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  • YES - just for looks

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  • YES - helps keep the chain on

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  • NO - who needs a bash guard

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  • NO - but I wish I had one

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    Bash guard and SS poll

    Do you use a bash guard on your single speed? I looked through some of the photo threads and it's a mixed bag. What's your take?

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    mine's coming off
    next time

    [QUOTE=spazzy] Might as well sell your bikes, E-riding is much more productive.

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    No, but...

    Quote Originally Posted by cruzthepug
    Do you use a bash guard on your single speed? I looked through some of the photo threads and it's a mixed bag. What's your take?
    I do have one of the coolest bashguards I have ever seen. It's on an extra set of cranks that are hanging on the wall right now. Might use it on a 69er build I am contemplating.
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    I love polls. It makes the SS forum seem like Glamour, which is awesome.

    At my skill level, bashguards are unnecessary.

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    "At my skill level, bashguards are unnecessary"

    great quote. I almost stole it for my sig. I'll let some one else grab it.
    next time

    [QUOTE=spazzy] Might as well sell your bikes, E-riding is much more productive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cruso414
    I do have one of the coolest bashguards I have ever seen. It's on an extra set of cranks that are hanging on the wall right now. Might use it on a 69er build I am contemplating.
    sweet bash! and sweet Helix action on the Downtube

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    nice derailier

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    on my 29er i dont think ive ever hit the chainring but i run the surly stainless chainring and ive seen my share of bent ones. i dont take chances to destroy something that will probably last forever otherwise.

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    Thanks, I think. Confirms that I'm much better at posting than actual riding.


    Quote Originally Posted by WTF-IDK
    "At my skill level, bashguards are unnecessary"

    great quote. I almost stole it for my sig. I'll let some one else grab it.

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    I run one because i need to.I use it.

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    It was only on there for 2 rides

    Quote Originally Posted by Gearsequalqueers
    nice derailier
    I was planning on a 2X9 setup for my colorado trip but decided against it. My "spinny" muscles don't work that well anymore.

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    I pulled a Fo with this one.

    Quote Originally Posted by FoShizzle
    sweet bash! and sweet Helix action on the Downtube
    Only a bashguard worthy of Fo would come all the way from a custom shop in isreal.

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    up to bash.

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    Quote Originally Posted by buddhak
    And I thought I had a bike obsession. You are at once tragic and awesome.

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    Yep, that's about what mine looks like too. At my skill level, I put the BASH in bashring.
    RIDE HARD, live easy.

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    I don't want to run a bashguard... it would hide my boone ring.

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    How did you manage chew up the bashguard outside of spots parallel with the cranks?

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    I want one but my chainline is off on my 1x1 rear hub if I dont put my ring on the outermost position. Has anyone run a bashguard on the inner ring position? Or better yet, is there an BB mounted bashguard that is stationary? The only ones I've seen are components of a fancy chainguide system and I really just want the lower piece.

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    Had one in my original build, but took it off after a couple of weeks, prefer the clean look and again cant climb steps tall enough where I my ring comes in contact with anything. Hmmm still in the garage in a box awaiting fleabay or next local bike swap!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GTscoob
    I want one but my chainline is off on my 1x1 rear hub if I dont put my ring on the outermost position. Has anyone run a bashguard on the inner ring position? Or better yet, is there an BB mounted bashguard that is stationary? The only ones I've seen are components of a fancy chainguide system and I really just want the lower piece.

    A wider bb spindle would solve that. running one on the inside is possible if it clears the chainstay. biggest downside though is that if you bend it like enel did above, only to the inside, you could end up with some serious frame damage. bashrings tend to be a bit beefier than chain rings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonowee
    How did you manage chew up the bashguard outside of spots parallel with the cranks?
    my guess is that he rotates the bashguard regularly to spread out the carnage and get more life out of the bash

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    I bash my ring on logs often and have never bent a tooth. I won't try getting up onto rock ledges taller than 18" because I know I'm likely to damage the CR.

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    Quote Originally Posted by boomn
    my guess is that he rotates the bashguard regularly to spread out the carnage and get more life out of the bash
    Correct. Also, when I screw up this move as I do most of the time, a sharp spine of rock goes directly in the chainring.

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    Quote Originally Posted by buddhak
    And I thought I had a bike obsession. You are at once tragic and awesome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Enel
    Correct. Also, when I screw up this move as I do most of the time, a sharp spine of rock goes directly in the chainring.
    show off. long chainstayed bike could never do that move

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    Does a 29er have longer chainstays?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Velokid1
    Does a 29er have longer chainstays?
    they do in general though Enel's 29ers have shorter chainstays than any 26er even has

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    on my 29er, it really isnt neccesary. There isnt a whole lot that is going to reach my ring, and if it does, i have bigger problems to worry about. I also run a fairly small chainring and cog, which gives me a bit more clearance.
    The wheels are pretty close together on my rig.

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    There isn't a whole lot that is going to reach my ring either

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    I said helps keep the chain on, but it also protects my chain and chainring when I'm playing in the rocks....32T ring here on 29er rigid.
    Get off the couch and ride!

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    Also helps keep my clothes clean when I'm rockin' the jeans

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    I guess I see some worth to bash guards (when conditions present the need for them?) When I first started riding single-speeds, I thought I needed one but soon took it off. IMO, SSs look better without them. Mostly on the local trail I ride, if you can’t get the back end of the bike up and just drag your chainring across logs and obstacles ‘you are just plain lazy’ and I guess I take that attitude towards bash guards.

    While I admit cruso414’s bash guard above looks cool, but it looks to me that is all for looks and less for practicality. If I did see a need for a bash guard, it would be a smooth surface to slide over objects and not a jagged edge like that.

    Just my $0.02

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    Quote Originally Posted by stumonky
    While I admit cruso414’s bash guard above looks cool, but it looks to me that is all for looks and less for practicality. If I did see a need for a bash guard, it would be a smooth surface to slide over objects and not a jagged edge like that.

    Just my $0.02
    why would you want a smooth surface? the jagged edge is to give you traction when you high-center so you can keep moving when your back wheel is off the ground. His is exactly what i'd want in a low weight light-duty bash ring.

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    chain protects the teeth

    chain protects the teeth, that, what I said. But I use my chianguards for looks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stumonky
    IMO, SSs look better without them.

    Quote Originally Posted by stumonky
    While I admit cruso414’s bash guard above looks cool, but it looks to me that is all for looks and less for practicality.


    I'm confused. Do we care about looks or not?

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    Where I live you don't need a bash ring, since we don't have any rocks or drop offs.
    Ride more!

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    I want to get one. My chainring has had some close calls.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Velokid1


    I'm confused. Do we care about looks or not?

    Good point! Sort of contradicted myself there... ha! I don't particular care for them in general, or I should say I have no need for them on my bikes. So good looks or not, doesn't really matter.

    Isuckatriding - I used a Raceface bash guard. Most of the ones I have seen on bikes were always smooth. Seems like a smooth surface would be better if you dragged over say a log or something. Not sure I follow on the need for traction?

    BTW, Velokid1 - anyone ever tell you look like Scott Ian of Anthrax?

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    Quote Originally Posted by stumonky
    Good point! Sort of contradicted myself there... ha! I don't particular care for them in general, or I should say I have no need for them on my bikes. So good looks or not, doesn't really matter.

    Isuckatriding - I used a Raceface bash guard. Most of the ones I have seen on bikes were always smooth. Seems like a smooth surface would be better if you dragged over say a log or something. Not sure I follow on the need for traction?

    BTW, Velokid1 - anyone ever tell you look like Scott Ian of Anthrax?
    many people use the teeth on a bashguard over even the large ring to pull the bike forward when they are basically high-centered on tall logs. It doesn't help if it is a low log that where the bash would just drag a bit as you go over

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    Yes, too many big rocks ready to destroy my ring without one.

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    I'm curious why so many of you have problems with your chain derailing. What's up with that? I don't think mine has ever come off in 5 years of SSing.


    Quote Originally Posted by stumonky

    BTW, Velokid1 - anyone ever tell you look like Scott Ian of Anthrax?
    That's not me in my avatar. It's MJK from TOOL. It does look like Scott, though. Which makes me want to put on Fistful of Metal right now, and I think I will.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Velokid1
    I'm curious why so many of you have problems with your chain derailing. What's up with that? I don't think mine has ever come off in 5 years of SSing.




    That's not me in my avatar. It's MJK from TOOL. It does look like Scott, though. Which makes me want to put on Fistful of Metal right now, and I think I will.
    I dont drop my chain either, but i have an aluminum frame. I've been behind a few people on steel frames and watched them flex so much while pedaling that i was really suprised that the chain didnt drop more often.

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    My old SS had some bad chain damage for playing boulders, I think on this SS I will look into getting one

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    The votes ended up being closer than I thought. Looking through the photo threads it appeared a lot more non bash guard bikes. I guess the purpose of the poll was to help me decide weather or not to put one on my new build.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cruzthepug
    The votes ended up being closer than I thought. Looking through the photo threads it appeared a lot more non bash guard bikes. I guess the purpose of the poll was to help me decide weather or not to put one on my new build.
    Shouldn't you base the decision on whether you need one for your terrain and riding style, rather than on the opinions of the MTBRetards?

    But if you are thinking about looks, I think most SS bikes look better without them, even though I personally will always run one.
    Quote Originally Posted by buddhak
    And I thought I had a bike obsession. You are at once tragic and awesome.

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    My bike isn't a SS anymore, so I'm not allowed to put my opinion here, but maybe I'll switch it back to SS just so I can. I don't know, maybe not. We'll see.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Enel
    Shouldn't you base the decision on whether you need one for your terrain and riding style, rather than on the opinions of the MTBRetards?

    But if you are thinking about looks, I think most SS bikes look better without them, even though I personally will always run one.
    But doesn't the retard majority vote rule? It elected Obama

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    Quote Originally Posted by cruzthepug
    But doesn't the retard majority vote rule? It elected Obama
    The alternative to Obama? Now that would have been retarded.

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    talking about politics when we could talking about bikes? That's retarded

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    Polititions are retarded!
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