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Installing a bash ring?

dandelyondandelyon Posts: 145
edited December 2010 in MTB workshop & tech
Hello.
How do I install a bash ring? is it just a matter of removing the big ring and replacing it with the bash ring? and re-adjusting the cable tension screw on the front mech? My crankset is a Shimano SLX triple. Can the job be done without having to remove the cranks? Can I run the hight gears with the 32T alone as the chain my be slightly destorted?
Thanks for your helpful advices.

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  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 50,675 Lives Here
    remove the big ring. fit the bash. adjust the outer stop screw.

    nothing else is needed. ( presuming no change in the middle cog and the bash is the correct size).
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  • Thanks Nicklouse, by the "correct size you mean a 32 bash ring for the 32 T middle ring? there is no bash ring thickness size to consider is there ?
    Cheers
  • be aware you may need longer chainring bolts (male part) depending on the thickness of the bash guard you fit

    many bash guards are considerably thicker than the large chainring they replace...
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  • thel33terthel33ter Posts: 2,684
    be aware you may need longer chainring bolts (male part) depending on the thickness of the bash guard you fit

    many bash guards are considerably thicker than the large chainring they replace...

    This is especially true with plastic ones.
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  • Cheers , what non expensive bash ring that doesn't requires a new set of bolts (unless they come with the ring) would you recommend then? Thanks a lot.
  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 50,675 Lives Here
    if you need them they should come with them. just check.
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  • thel33terthel33ter Posts: 2,684
    E Thirteen and Gamut generally can be found for around £20.

    I kept an eye on Ebay and got a nice metal 'Dangerboy' one for about £5. The standard bolts fitted fine.
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  • Steel or aluminium outer ring?

    You can grind/file the teeth off respectively (aluminium doesn't grind well, in fact badly, very badly) for a very cheap bashring...
  • bambabamba Posts: 856
    is it worth shortening your chain too if you have no outer ring ? :lol:
  • thel33terthel33ter Posts: 2,684
    I didn't, but taking a few links out wont hurt.
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  • The RookieThe Rookie Posts: 27,803
    Going from a 22/32/42 to 22/32/bash and you should be able to remove 2 pairs of links.

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