Have questions or want to discuss cycling? Join Now or Sign In to participate in the BikeRide community.

New: Take part in the October Giveaway for the Haven Bicycle Co. beach cruiser


Chainring Cover
#1
Hi, I'm moving soon and plan to be using my bike a lot more as it's been stuck in the garage the last year. I'm looking to put some sort of cover over the chainring because when I used to cycle I managed to put a hole in about three pairs of trousers. The trouble is I'm not sure what I'm after, I've seen items labeled as a bashguard but from the pictures I can't tell if that they cover the top so would rectify my trousers issue.

Can someone point me in the right direction? Is this what I'm after or is it a different item?

My bike has a chainring with 5 holes and 42 teeth - if possible could someone point me to an online shop that supplies these? (UK based)

Thanks Smile
  Reply
#2
If your bike has a single chainring in front, you should be able to get a chain cover that will cover most of the chainring and some of the chain on the way back to the rear wheel. There are simple plastic after-market ones and most bike shops will probably stock them.

If you have multiple chainrings in front, there is supposedly a chain cover you can buy that has an opening to allow the front derailleur to work, but you'll probably have to dig more online.

The bash guards you refer to don't cover the top of the chainring. They sit outside of it and extend up a bit higher. The idea is that it will hit the ground, rock, etc. before the teeth of the chainring and protect it from being "bashed". They will provide some pants protection, but not nearly as much as a real chain case.

Short term solution while your figuring it out is to roll up your pants leg or put a rubber band, velcro strap around it.
  Reply
#3
There is a retro fit chain guard available for triple sets, but it doesn't fit all types, so have a ride down to your LBS, they will be able to help you.
  Reply
#4
Thanks for the replies - been a hectic week moving hopefully will have time to pop down the local to sort something out.
If they can't help is the only other option to replace the chainring with one that has an inbuilt guard?
Cheers.
  Reply


Possibly Related Threads...
Thread
Author
Replies
Views
Last Post
 
18,419
02-20-2011, 04:55 PM
Last Post: jazzejohn
 
10,202
12-01-2010, 02:30 PM
Last Post: Bill

Forum Jump:

[-]
10 Latest Posts
V Brakes just won’t adjust properly
Today 12:19 AM
[Sponsored] Souke Sports Cycling Apparel...
Yesterday 09:17 PM
What was your first bicycle?
Yesterday 10:35 AM
Chain skips under heavy load when pedall...
Yesterday 06:03 AM
Bike evaluation
Yesterday 01:05 AM
VINTAGE DERAILLEURS: Campagnolo 50s-80s
Yesterday 12:52 AM
What's your No.1 concern when you purcha...
10-14-2021 11:24 PM
Is this frame dent a concern?
10-13-2021 04:50 PM
Looking for Cycling Apparel Testers - So...
10-12-2021 10:10 PM
Cycling Training Programs
10-12-2021 04:54 PM

[-]
Join BikeRide on Strava
Feel free to join if you are on Strava: www.strava.com/clubs/bikeridecom

[-]
Top 5 Posters This Month
no avatar 1. Souke Sports
23 posts
no avatar 2. Criminal
15 posts
no avatar 3. ReapThaWhirlwind
13 posts
no avatar 4. Zviedrs
7 posts
no avatar 5. JR Namida
7 posts