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iainstarkiainstark Posts: 8
edited March 2013 in MTB buying advice
Hi was wondering if any one could help me cause i am not sure what chain guard to buy for my kona hardtail... Please someone help me

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  • mcnultycopmcnultycop Posts: 2,143
    Guard (i.e. bash guard) or guide?

    Why do you need it?

    What crankset/chainrings do you have?

    Does your botton bracket have ISCG tabs?
  • I'd like to know the same, doesn't look like there is any place to fit it on my 2009 Caldera frame. I'd like some kind of device to stop the chain from jumping off.
  • The RookieThe Rookie Posts: 27,792
    Clarify...
    How many rings are you running...what BB?
    Current steed - Whyte T129, 2013 frame, mongrel Revelations, Giant dropper, Stans S1 wheelset. 12, Magura Trail Sport brakes, 1x11. 12.8Kg
  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,599
    Chains don't just jump off. The front mech is a guide, the rear mech is a tensioner.
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  • i need a guide for it because when using my rear chain rings when trying to go into my top gear it comes off and the same for the other way.. i run a single speed front truvativ crank. my botton bracket does not have ISCG tabs
  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,599
    Comes off at the front or back?
    Back set the limit screws on the mech properly.
    Front stick an old mech on and set the limit screws for one ring.
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  • its comes off at the front and was just wondering if i could get a chain guide on the bike instead of an old derailleur cause i had thought about that..
  • bennett_346bennett_346 Posts: 5,029
    You can use a BB mount tensioner.
  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,599
    Depends on the BB, and a tensioner is not a guide.
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  • bennett_346bennett_346 Posts: 5,029
    I know, i call it a tensioner because it winds Beginner up.
  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,599
    Fair enough. Wind away.
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  • Could you tell me or give links where i can get a bottom bracket that will have ISCG tabs for a chain guide..plz thanks
  • Chunkers1980Chunkers1980 Posts: 8,035
    That's the frame, not the bb. If you don't have iscg tabs then you need to use and external bb as a mount.
  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,599
    So back to this
    Clarify...
    How many rings are you running...what BB?
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  • single speed front and 8 at the rear...
  • Chunkers1980Chunkers1980 Posts: 8,035
    But that is not fully answering question.
  • mrmonkfingermrmonkfinger Posts: 1,452
    cooldad wrote:
    Depends on the BB, and a tensioner is not a guide.

    it is if you're backpedalling
  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,599
    cooldad wrote:
    So back to this
    Clarify...
    .what BB?
    I don't do smileys.

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  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,599
    But presumably a cartridge, so you can't.
    Unless it's on the seatube, like a mech.
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  • I was asking what bottom bracket do i need to run a chain guide or could i run a chain guide on a Pinnacle Iroko 2 2012 Mountain Bike Frame........ not a beginner either just never really dealt with chain guides before have been biking 5 year and am a full qualified mountain bike instructor...
  • Chunkers1980Chunkers1980 Posts: 8,035
    That may be the case but you seem not to be capable of answering questions!

    You need iscg tabs on the frame or an external bb if none of those you are forced into using a seat tube mounted device much like a front mech.
  • thanks.. did not know anything about chain guides so was hard to answer some of the questions.. sorry for the trouble
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