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PeanutButterBreath said:
But +$50? :nonod: :nono: :mad2:
It's Pauls! Yeah, $50 is a bit harsh. But it sure is nice.
 

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I've lost my chain twice in two races since going to a single ring with a fang style keeper. The first time it cost me 2-3 places. It's worth $50 to not drop my chain.
 

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Maybe if we wait Tektro will come out with something similar for $20....:p
 

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PeanutButterBreath said:
Maybe the Euro based companies will come out with a version that can not be aligned properly without bending something.
...and is made out of unbendable magnesium, anyway.

To save anyone else the super-awesome link to a link:

<img src='https://velonews.com/files/images/paul_chainguide.jpg'>
 

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PeanutButterBreath said:
But +$50? :nonod: :nono: :mad2:
Most chainguards are $30+, many are even $40+ (except for BBG) and an n-gear is $12, so that's not far off $50.




I wonder how this will do in terms of clogging with thick mud?
 

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A Sora FD is less than $20. Heavier, but arguably superior in function since when Murphy's Law kicks in it will prevent the chain from dropping too far.

Also better mud clearance, I'd wager.

This is what I had on my B bike for the two races I raced with gears. Actually, I used a Tiagra Triple FD :cool:
 

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I used an old (and I do mean OLD) Simplex 6 speed front der on my frankencross bike. It was a little wider so no chain rub and I didn't drop a chain once. Plus it was a conversation piece for anyone with a good eye.
 

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PeanutButterBreath said:
A Sora FD is less than $20. Heavier, but arguably superior in function since when Murphy's Law kicks in it will prevent the chain from dropping too far.

Also better mud clearance, I'd wager.

This is what I had on my B bike for the two races I raced with gears. Actually, I used a Tiagra Triple FD :cool:
Sora? That's crazy talk. . . .

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Kram said:
I used an old (and I do mean OLD) Simplex 6 speed front der on my frankencross bike. It was a little wider so no chain rub and I didn't drop a chain once. Plus it was a conversation piece for anyone with a good eye.
I've done that, too. In fact, you can make something that at least functions like the Paul's piece with any old front derailleur: just saw the bottom of the cage off (though you don't need to do that, even), file off the sharp edges, slam it down on the seattube, and move it into position with the set screws (which you might need to replace with longer ones). Squish it with a big pair of channel-locks if you need to. Works great!
 

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PeanutButterBreath said:
And at the same time they are almost selling it. . .:lol:
Yeah to me if I was going to ride a single ring. Alas, I like my crosser to be a multi-tasker so I need a double chain ring set-up.

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