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I've been using Topeak defenders to good effect but was finding that my drinks bottle was getting very sandy :mad:

Sooooo, I zip tied a cheap `crudcatcher` to my down tube, further down than usual and in the wrong direction.

This has worked really well and saves the water with added sand drinking experience :D

What guards/combos are you using and how have they evolved ?

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Dr FG:thumbsup:
 

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Nice but what about the cranks/rings they will get sand blasted and destroyed quickly, get a fugly to protect it.
 

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Brown_Teeth said:
Nice but what about the cranks/rings they will get sand blasted and destroyed quickly, get a fugly to protect it.
At the risk of asking a stupid.......

What is a FUGLY!?!:confused:
 

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X2 whats a fugly??:eek:
guess its something we dont get here in the UK!!
my chainrings have done 1200 miles mostly on sand,there on the 2nd chain and ive got faith in the phil wood bearings lasting (you have to at £150!!
im running the good old crud catcher on the down tube and im leaving the cheap £23 axiom rear rack with its flat parcel shelf on to act as a rear fender,its light and i always catch my leg on rear crud catchers, now ive got my frame bag my bottles are inside aswell as pump and tools all nice and clean;) thats the best thing ive bought for ages,seems waterproof too,you can go a ride then stop at the shop on the way home and stuff a bottle of strongbow cider in there easy!:thumbsup:
oh if your riding on the beach/ saltwater a lot change the rubber fixing o rings on the crudcatcher for zip ties as they rot with the salt,watch your pump too as i had mine fail as the o ring inside perished
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That`s very inventive in a `Heath Robinson styleeeee :thumbsup:

If I put it on my bike it would end up Pug-Fugly:D
 

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was posting when you replyed brown teeth,i imagine that might work except when you ride through sea water puddles the bike is gonna get coverd whatever,im getting as long out my pug chainset as a reguler MTB so far,proberly through preventive maintenance,ie whole bike stripped every few months and everything copper greased that is threaded including seatpost fork crown etc,cables lubed,cloth rim tape fitted now as rubber will (and did) perish with saltwater,chain always cleaned after beachride with paraffin and a chain cleaner (petrol melts the inner brushes!),dry lube only applied,frame gets a squirt of GT85 inside when forks and BB is out, and so far no probs!
 

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Hey if your chain/crank is not an issue rock on... I get 3K miles on my drive train but others might like to spend more is all just life....
 

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forgot about these neoprene things that fit suspension forks,CRC stock them, ideal if your running a maverick fork,you can buy direct from the makers and get custom writing on them,all my mates have them now,the xs size would be ideal for short travel,this one is an xs as forks very plush and sag a bit,i have two and they work really well,no more tearing down spooky woods at glentress in the rain squinting through mud filled eyes!!
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Sorry CK, won't work with a Mav SC32 as there is NO upper brace to attatch it too. :(
 

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