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Cogset guard???

AZchick2011-10-20 01:22:53 +0000 #1
On the rear wheel between the spokes and cogset is a clear plastic disc held on to the spokes with little plastic clips. One of my clips broke... any reason anyone can think if t replace it with just one clip broken off? There are still3 I think holding it to the spokes. (I feel dumb calling my LBS about this

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SadieKate2011-10-20 01:25:39 +0000 #2
It is not there to protect the cogs; it is there to protect the spokes from having a chain shifted into the spokes when bikes are not maintained well. The shop probably had to sell the bike to you with the spoke guard due to some regulation.

Either replace it or throw it out or do a faceplant when it gets caught in the spokes because it isn't attached properly. Your choice.

I wonder why the clip broke. Did you already jam the chain into the spokes? So maybe you should replace it.
AZchick2011-10-20 01:54:11 +0000 #3
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Originally Posted by SadieKate

It is not there to protect the cogs; it is there to protect the spokes from having a chain shifted into the spokes when bikes are not maintained well. The shop probably had to sell the bike to you with the spoke guard due to some regulation.

Either replace it or throw it out or do a faceplant when it gets caught in the spokes because it isn't attached properly. Your choice.

I wonder why the clip broke. Did you already jam the chain into the spokes? So maybe you should replace it.

I crashed last week... may have broken the clip then. Nope- never had any problem with the chain. But thanks! I'll get it replaced.
KnottedYet2011-10-20 02:27:48 +0000 #4
It's often called a "dork disc."

If your derailleur is adjusted properly, you don't need it.

If you do things with your bike that make you think you might accidentally throw the chain off the cogs and into the spokes, you can replace it. (most folks take them off immediately, so you should be able to find a whole passel of the critters for free)

If you know your bike well, keep the rear derailleur adjusted, and have never even thought it was possible to throw the chain off the cogs and into the spokes, you may not actually need the thing.
AZchick2011-10-20 02:05:56 +0000 #5
Thanks Knotted! I keep my bike well maintained... I guess that's how I realized the hook was broken.
zoom-zoom2011-10-20 03:05:20 +0000 #6
I keep alternately reading this thread title as Coast Guard (the Grand Haven, MI festival is going on right now about 40 minutes from me) and Corset Guard.
marni2011-10-20 03:54:08 +0000 #7
oh yay, let's hear it for corset guards. Another dislexic reader like me.
OakLeaf2011-10-20 01:55:10 +0000 #8
+1 on the corset guard.

Protects your knees in aero position?

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