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I want to run a 2x9 with my existing 3 ring crank. Are there bash guards that will replace my 3rd ring without needing to do anything to my 2nd ring? My friend has a Truvative one on his bike and he had to move the 2nd ring in a lil bit.

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Frankie Figs said:
I want to run a 2x9 with my existing 3 ring crank. Are there bash guards that will replace my 3rd ring without needing to do anything to my 2nd ring? My friend has a Truvative one on his bike and he had to move the 2nd ring in a lil bit.

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Frankie
you wont have to move anything unless you are riding something odd, like a huffy.
 

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pwrtrainer said:
you wont have to move anything unless you are riding something odd, like a huffy.
My friend has a Gary Fisher Mullet and the 2nd ring had to be moved a lil to work with his Truvative guard. At least thats what he said.
 

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ehhh......your friend had to do what???:crazy:

as long as you have104bcd, to put a bashguard in, your remove the big ring, install the bashguard in its place....done.....

With the Truvative guard, he may have had to use longer chain ring bolts, because the guard is thicker than the ring it replaced........

is it possible your friend tried to use the same bolts (dumb) and instead modified his crank-set and or middle ring (like with a dremel tool) in order to make it fit????:nonod:

There are thinner bashguards out that will let you use the same bolts......usually all of them aluminum.....most plastic ones are gonna be thicker though....
 

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osmarandsara said:
ehhh......your friend had to do what???:crazy:

as long as you have104bcd, to put a bashguard in, your remove the big ring, install the bashguard in its place....done.....

With the Truvative guard, he may have had to use longer chain ring bolts, because the guard is thicker than the ring it replaced........

is it possible your friend tried to use the same bolts (dumb) and instead modified his crank-set and or middle ring (like with a dremel tool) in order to make it fit????:nonod:

There are thinner bashguards out that will let you use the same bolts......usually all of them aluminum.....most plastic ones are gonna be thicker though....
Ok, heres the deal. We were out riding and his chain kept coming off. I said something about it and he said it was caused by the middle ring being moved. He said it was moved in a lil due to the bashguard. I thought it sounded odd but i wasnt sure. So If I get the bashguard and the hardware kit its a straight bolt on? I wont need to adjust my derailleur or anything?
 

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yea...you need to reset the stop screw so you cannot shift into the bash ring on accident. remember your derailleur is currently shifting 3 rings now it needs to shift 2...just tighten the set screw.
 
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