How do you put a bike chain cover on?
Instructions: Installing Chain Guard on Alpha One and Alpha Two
- Step 1: Identify the parts.
- Step 2: Put the shims inside the brackets.
- Step 3: Attach the down tube bracket.
- Step 4: Attach Rear Bracket.
- Step 5: Attach chain guard to brackets.
- Step 6: Position the chain guard and tighten.
What is bike chain guard?
A chain guard, also known as “chain case” or “gear case,” is a protection for your bike’s chain. Generally made of plastic, it encloses it, protecting it around its cycle. Besides protecting your equipment, it also prevents the biker from getting trapped in the chain rings. There are different types of chain guards.
Do you need a chain guard on a bicycle?
It is not necessary to install a chain guard on your bike. In saying that if you are commuting to work it could be useful to have a chain guard in to protect your trousers and shoelaces from getting caught on the chain or the gears.
What does the dork disk do?
The Dork Disc is a disc that sits behind the Freewheel or Cassette on the rear tire of a bicycle, it is used to protect the spokes of the rear wheel from the chain coming off the cassette between it and the spokes. they are usually a plastic disc, although some bikes in the early 80’s and before had a nice chrome one.
What is a chain keeper?
The Chain Keeper inserts into the right rear dropout when the wheel is removed for cleaning, storing, or transporting your bike. The quick-release lever allows for fast and easy installation and removal.
What is a chain guide used for?
Chain guides are typically used in conjunction with a bash guard, an alloy or polycarbonate plate that is fitted to the chainset in place of the largest chainring and which prevents rocks, logs and other trail or racetrack obstacles from damaging chainrings.
Do you need a spoke protector?
When the rear derailleur is adjusted properly, the need for a spoke protector diminishes because the chain isn’t in contact with the spokes when shifting to the largest cog.
Should I take my chain guard off?
A plastic chain guard is NOT going to stop a broken chain from doing damage. I took my guard off 6 months ago. Keep your chain clean and lubed, and wipe off any excess lube. If you ride in the rain.