Plastic guard behind cassette

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Plastic guard behind cassette

Postby forgotrafe » Mon Jul 14, 2008 14:24 pm

Given the choice, do people bother with the plastic guard that sits between the rear cassette and the wheel?

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Postby batch78 » Mon Jul 14, 2008 14:34 pm

Left it on from new, took it off when I changed cassette. I find they discolour and are really hard to clean properly so look better without it.

Having said that, the first time my chain comes off and wedges itself between cassette and spokes I'll probably regret it!

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Postby uniqueride » Mon Jul 14, 2008 14:35 pm

I have to say that i have never botherd for the simple reason that as long as your mech limiter screws are setup correctly then nothing will hit or damage that part of your wheel

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Postby tjm » Mon Jul 14, 2008 14:39 pm

uniqueride wrote:I have to say that i have never botherd for the simple reason that as long as your mech limiter screws are setup correctly then nothing will hit or damage that part of your wheel


until something bashes your rear mech and pushes it into the wheel.......

but, as said, they discolour and crack and I have never bothered with them.

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Postby stumpyjon » Tue Jul 15, 2008 11:58 am

Mine nearly killed me on the first ride on the Stumpy, it somehow broke up mid ride (don't think I hit anything), no idea how it happened. Had a pig of a job getting the remians off the wheel. Later wished it was still in place when the chain got stuck between the spokes and cassette, made a right mess of the spokes :roll: .
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Postby Sikora » Tue Jul 15, 2008 17:20 pm

The only gripe i have with the plastic guard on my bike is that its quite loose and rattles against the spokes

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Postby AdamBM » Tue Jul 15, 2008 17:51 pm

I had to take one of my mates bike the other day it had broken and stopped the cassette form free wheeling

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Postby The Big Cheese » Wed Jul 16, 2008 13:05 pm

As above - as long as your rear mech limits are indexed correctly you don't really need them. I think that they look crap personally

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Postby Bikedevil » Wed Jul 16, 2008 13:45 pm

I've always left it on until it breaks then got rid of it. Can't be bothered to take the cassette off to replace it.
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Postby cee » Wed Jul 16, 2008 14:01 pm

I upgraded from 8 to 9 gears.

no new plastic thingy with the new cassette and it wouldn't fit on with the plastic thingy.

I binned it. Problem solved.
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