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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)

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#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.
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#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.
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#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.
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