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looking for a new chainguard

Discussion in 'BIKE TALK' started by Bicycle808, Apr 28, 2012.

  1. Bicycle808

    Bicycle808

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    I put together my Schwinn straightbar (sort of) and I'm thinking I want a chainguard for it. Seems to be a 1950s bike; it has the chainguard boss coming off the BB shell at maybe 1:00 and the other one is set way back on the chainstay, near the drop-outs. Measures about 17.5" between the two holes. Any leads on a generic one, preferably black or raw or painted/powdered any OTHER color, so I can paint it? (Hate painting over chrome...)

    I'm mostly looking for a generic, aftermarket, cheap thing...

    Thanks!
    -rob
     
  2. deorman

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    Can probably find a cool used one in the "swap meet". The aftermarket stuff I've come across is either chrome or plastic.
     
  3. Bicycle808

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    Yeah, i put a few feelers out on some... do all 26" schwinns take the same guard? How careful do i need to be about fit? Mine is a 26" balloon hornet/spitfire straightbar frame...

    Thanks for the advice...I avoid plastic at all costs.
    -rob
     
  4. aka_locojoe

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    You can make most any chain guard work as long as it's big enough for your sprocket. I do this frequently and just make brackets for either end if need be.
     
  5. Bicycle808

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    Yeah, I saw that ad.... I think a few of those would work, but I don't know what I'd do with the 19 left over!


    Yeah, I thought about that, but I'd rather have something that bolts right on. Going for a cleaner look on this build....still got a long ways to go.... :shock:

    I'm thinking this might be the ticket:
    http://www.ratrodbikes.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=55905

    -rob
     

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