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Old 06-04-19, 02:30 PM
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Originally Posted by Korina View Post
Skilled use of a Dremel could make that work -- but unskilled work would make a mess of it that would detract from the clean look of this bike.
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Old 06-04-19, 02:37 PM
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Originally Posted by Korina View Post
Then it should be easy. I was thinking plastic might have some special thickness in someplace or other that would make for difficulty.

Just hacksaw the same profile but moved over a bit. Drill a new hole in about the same place & reuse the old hardware. Easy-peasy.
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Old 06-04-19, 03:17 PM
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Then it should be easy. I was thinking plastic might have some special thickness in someplace or other that would make for difficulty.

Just hacksaw the same profile but moved over a bit. Drill a new hole in about the same place & reuse the old hardware. Easy-peasy.
Great point. I think I can manage wielding a hacksaw without mangling it too bad.
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Old 06-04-19, 06:20 PM
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It worked great- just sawed off a little of the end, filed the edge relatively smooth, drilled a new hole and it mounted just fine.
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Looks good! Very minimal and doesn't stand out
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Old 06-05-19, 07:44 PM
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Here are some pictures of the finished product.





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Hooray!
Good job.
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Old 06-06-19, 06:52 AM
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Nice build.

But why not go with a SKS Chainboard or equivalent?

https://www.sks-germany.com/en/produ...nblade-series/

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Originally Posted by acidfast7 View Post
Nice build.

But why not go with a SKS Chainboard or equivalent?

https://www.sks-germany.com/en/produ...nblade-series/
Perhaps I didn't look hard enough, but when I was looking for a chainguard, I didn't see any retailers in the US that sold those.
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Perhaps I didn't look hard enough, but when I was looking for a chainguard, I didn't see any retailers in the US that sold those.
It's understandable. Just a future FYI. The end product looks good though.
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Originally Posted by matimeo View Post

That looks fantastic, matimeo!

I've been toying with the idea of a coaster brake non-beach cruiser with flat bars. I kinda want a 2 speed hub like jskita has, but I haven't moved on this idea yet.
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Originally Posted by matimeo View Post
Perhaps I didn't look hard enough, but when I was looking for a chainguard, I didn't see any retailers in the US that sold those.

Nice job. Metalwork can be a lot of fun.

And your's looks way better than the SKS or anything adjustable. Proper fit parts will always look better than (and be lighter than, probably quieter than, less hassle than...), adjustable ones.
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Originally Posted by matimeo View Post
Perhaps I didn't look hard enough, but when I was looking for a chainguard, I didn't see any retailers in the US that sold those.
Velo Orange used to have some great ones! Now they only have one left: https://velo-orange.com/products/vo-alloy-chainguard

I ordered one from Woody's for my new bike! Wooden chain guard: https://www.woodysfenders.com/wood-c...ard-cg-401.htm

And there is this Canadian place that also does handmade ones: https://store.velocolour.com/category/chainguards
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