- 1 Is a chain guard necessary on a bicycle?
- 2 Should I remove my spoke guard?
- 3 Should I remove reflectors from road bike?
- 4 What is a chain stay?
- 5 What does a chain guard do on a bike?
- 6 What is the point of a chain guard?
- 7 When should I replace my bike chain?
- 8 What is the plastic disc on the back wheel of a bike?
- 9 What does the dork disk do?
Is a chain guard necessary on a bicycle?
It is not necessary to install a chain guard on your bike. The guard will protect your trousers and shoelaces from getting caught in the chain and sprockets.
Should I remove my spoke guard?
No. It does no harm and may save your wheel from damage. Only if you don’t know how to tune your derailleur.
Should I remove reflectors from road bike?
Because reflectors fall off and litter the trails, so most just remove them at home. They get loose and rattle. They serve no purpose on a trail, only on a road.
What is a chain stay?
What is the chainstay? The chainstay or “stays” = The pair of frame tubes that joins the bottom bracket shell to the rear axle holders (the slots the back wheel goes in). This means that the chain stays connect the bottom bracket (BB) to the center of the back wheel.
What does a chain guard do on a bike?
A gear case, also known as a chain case or chainguard, is an enclosure for the bicycle chain and sprocket assemblages commonly employed by utility bicycles. It serves to protect the cyclist from being soiled or trapped in the chain rings and tends to fully enclose the drive train.
What is the point of a 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.
When should I replace my bike chain?
Anything at or beyond the 0.75 percent reading means that you should change your chain immediately. If you are using a chain designed for ten or fewer gears, replace your chain as it nears the 0.75 percent mark. If you are using an eleven or twelve speed chain, replace your chain once it has reached 0.5 percent wear.
What is the plastic disc on the back wheel of a bike?
Spoke Protector A plastic or sheet-metal disc that fits between the cluster and the right-side spokes of a rear wheel. This is intended to prevent the derailer or chain from getting caught in the spokes, possibly causing very extensive/expensive damage/destruction to the wheel, the derailer, and the frame.
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.