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To chain guard

Or not to chain guard, that is the question. Whether tis nobler, on the bike, to suffer, the slings and arrows of a dirty chain, and possible catastrophe, or to take arms, and cover it, even though itís beautiful, and you just paid a shit-ton (for a chain) for it.

On a side note, I like to name bikes according to their history. Iíve named my rc51 Yakul, which is the red elk that is ridden in Princess Mononoke, arguably one of the best Japanese animated movies ever. Cheers!
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The first thing I do with every bike is pull it off, bend it in half, then throw it in the goddamn garbage.


If you clean and lubricate your chain properly it won't fling anything. It serves no useful purpose beyond that
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This is the first bike Iíve had with one, and itís dusty in AZ. I like it so much better with them off. Thanks man
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This is the first bike Iíve had with one, and itís dusty in AZ. I like it so much better with them off. Thanks man
Hey,

Did you end up keeping the chain guards off? Would you consider selling them?

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I have a CF rear hugger that has just about 6 or 8 inches of worthy chain guard, where it attaches at the swing arm area. I've seen huggers with a complete chain guard built in to them. This one seems to suffice.

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The first thing I do with every bike is pull it off, bend it in half, then throw it in the goddamn garbage.


If you clean and lubricate your chain properly it won't fling anything. It serves no useful purpose beyond that
Hereeee is another pissy quote...beginning to see a pattern yet??
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not pissy. just matter of fact



you're just sensitive. are you sad because you run a chain guard and someone said it's stuipid? were you hoping you'd be praised for it? did you spend extra for a huge gay carbon one? i bet you did.
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I run a chain guard; 1: b/c I choose to and 2: for work it's a requirement for the advanced course for some reason. The bike already had a Magical Racing carbon hugger when I got it, it's the one with the chain guard built into the mold

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