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Have a question for you SS guys....

In an attempt to make my life a bit easier.....I'm going 1x9 on my new Surly. So my question is:

Do they make bash gaurds for pretty much all cranks? Like the older generation XTR or XT etc. I know some are 5 bolt and some are 4. I am probably going to pick up something used and put a new ring on it, and then a bashgaurd....I just don't want to pick up a crank that I can't find a gaurd for.....

Also, you won't have a little ring, but your BB has to remain the same length so the arms clear the chain stay correct??

Sorry if these questions seem a bit ignorant. You guys have a ton of knowledge and I'd appreciate some input.

Thanks :p
 

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There are guard rings made for pretty much every crank.

Spindle length depends on the frame, crank and chainline. No hard and fast rules.
 

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shiggy said:
There are guard rings made for pretty much every crank.

Spindle length depends on the frame, crank and chainline. No hard and fast rules.
Yeahbut will951's right about the spindle needing to be long enough for the arms to clear the stays regardless of ring size. In the case of my X-Caliber, the limiting factor wasn't the granny ring (which I took off when I converted it to single), it was the middle ring that required me to keep the spindle length the same. Whereas on my CoMotion, the 202mm cranks would hit the stays if the spindle was much shorter. So sometimes it's the arm/stay interference, sometimes it's the middle ring. If a guy's gonna go sans bash ring, perhaps more options open up, perhaps not (cuz he can move the lone chainring to the outer position if no bash ring occupies that spot). Hmmm... guess I'm saying pretty much the same thing that shiggy said, eh. I better shutup.

Over & out!

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