· Fully adjustable
· Very rigid
· Easy to fit & set up
· Tough & durable Stainless steel construction
· Brushed stainless steel finish
· Stainless steel hardware
· Available in 3 sizes: Ø28.6mm, Ø31.8mm or Ø34.9mm
· Spare clamps are available
Weaknesses: flimsy, bends easily, makes annoyin noises in high gears due to chain rub, IMPOSSIBLE to set up as you have to tighten about 4 or 5 bolts at the same time, move one bit and the whole thing goes out of line. also, it sometimes lets the chain off and gets it stuck between the chain cage and ring, lucky its so easy to bend because it wouldnt come out otherwise, still takes ages though. not a good design.
do not buy new, its WELL not worth it, about 25 quid. i wouldnt pay more than 10 for it. even better, why not get something to keep your chain on, like some sort of pulley wheel shaped device?
Strengths: Cheap, simple, can be adjusted with normal washers etc.
Weaknesses: Poor design, easily knocked out of line, takes ages to set up properly, chain makes annoying sounds in certain gears when it rubs on the nylon blocks.
Pretty crap to be honest, but for the money it has to be expected. It looks like something out of a Meccano set or a GCSE engineering project. Not the best design by any means, but if set up properly and not whacked with a stray foot it does the job. Sometimes.
a Weekend Warrior
from Salem, Or. USA
Date Reviewed: May 13, 2003
Strengths: keeps chain on
Weaknesses: CHEAP!! this thing bends SO easily. i'm glad i didn't pay money for it.
well, it works, but if you catch it with a pant leg or something, it's screwed. period, it is really flimsy. but it works. i don't know what kind of value it might be because i didn't pay for it, but i was told it costs around 45-50 U.S. bucks. not worth it.
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[COLOR="Red"][B]*** Please go forward to my next post on this thread for the chain tension issue.
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