Covering the chain on a mtn bike?

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Covering the chain on a mtn bike?

Postby pamela1111 » Thu Jul 26, 2012 6:23 pm

I can't really afford a new (or a used) cruiser bike that would have the chain cover on it. Anybody have ideas on a way to cover the chain for a mountain bike, so I don't get snagged on my costumes?
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Re: Covering the chain on a mtn bike?

Postby Bob » Thu Jul 26, 2012 10:11 pm

Have you tried asking at a BIKE SHOP?
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Re: Covering the chain on a mtn bike?

Postby Rice » Thu Jul 26, 2012 11:20 pm

pamela1111 wrote:I can't really afford a new (or a used) cruiser bike that would have the chain cover on it. Anybody have ideas on a way to cover the chain for a mountain bike, so I don't get snagged on my costumes?
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Try this: http://lmgtfy.com/?q=bike+chain+cover

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Re: Covering the chain on a mtn bike?

Postby C187 » Thu Jul 26, 2012 11:49 pm

If you've ever seen a person with a bandanna on one ankle before.
Now you know why. :)

But really, a bandanna, or any other cloth works just fine to cover and secure clothing from the chain. Or you could hike up the garment and tie it to your waste somehow.
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Re: Covering the chain on a mtn bike?

Postby ygmir » Fri Jul 27, 2012 7:13 am

you could try splitting an old garden hose length wise and slipping it over the chain, and use duct tape (not zipties due to the bump) ,to secure the ends the you fit closely together.
Put a half twist in it, to create a "Moebius hose" so that only one side faces out.

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Re: Covering the chain on a mtn bike?

Postby Bob » Fri Jul 27, 2012 8:32 am

If the crap hangs low enough to hit the top of the chain, it's going to get caught on the lower part of the chain & crank as well. ASKING FOR A NEW OR USED CHAIN GUARD AT A BIKE SHOP might help, or just make it harder to deal with the bike.
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Re: Covering the chain on a mtn bike?

Postby Ugly Dougly » Fri Jul 27, 2012 8:51 am

Try adapting your costume to your bike.
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Re: Covering the chain on a mtn bike?

Postby Bob » Fri Jul 27, 2012 8:54 am

Ugly Dougly wrote:Try adapting your costume to your bike.


WHY ARE YOU INTERFERING WITH HER IMMEDIATE EXPERIENCE?!?
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Re: Covering the chain on a mtn bike?

Postby theCryptofishist » Fri Jul 27, 2012 9:44 am

Bob wrote:Have you tried asking at a BIKE SHOP?

Yes. and they laughed and laughed and told her they wouldn't work on a Burningman bike.
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Re: Covering the chain on a mtn bike?

Postby Ugly Dougly » Fri Jul 27, 2012 10:13 am

Bob wrote:
Ugly Dougly wrote:Try adapting your costume to your bike.


WHY ARE YOU INTERFERING WITH HER IMMEDIATE EXPERIENCE?!?


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Re: Covering the chain on a mtn bike?

Postby theCryptofishist » Fri Jul 27, 2012 10:24 am

Ugly Dougly wrote:
Bob wrote:
Ugly Dougly wrote:Try adapting your costume to your bike.


WHY ARE YOU INTERFERING WITH HER IMMEDIATE EXPERIENCE?!?


I am being scolded by a couch. Imagine my chagrin!

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Re: Covering the chain on a mtn bike?

Postby ygmir » Fri Jul 27, 2012 10:44 am

theCryptofishist wrote:
Ugly Dougly wrote:
Bob wrote:
WHY ARE YOU INTERFERING WITH HER IMMEDIATE EXPERIENCE?!?


I am being scolded by a couch. Imagine my chagrin!

(Must not make Sandusky joke... Last shread of credibility...would be...lost!)


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Re: Covering the chain on a mtn bike?

Postby dragonpilot » Fri Jul 27, 2012 1:27 pm

I was once asked how I kept my sarong from snagging in my bike chain. I replied that I ride naked. Simple.
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Re: Covering the chain on a mtn bike?

Postby Savannah » Fri Jul 27, 2012 1:35 pm

When I'm wearing something long and flowing, I gather up my skirt on the top of one thigh and tie it into a rosette, and make sure my undies are acceptable, just in case (stuff you don't mind being seen call are called "social panties". :lol: ) When I hope off the bike, I dissolve the rosette.

Garter clips are also good. Kilt pins help. Lots of little tricks.

I just let the bike be the bike, and adapt my outfit. If you don't have a good handle on your clothes, covering the chain is cool, but it might not be enough to avoid issues.
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Re: Covering the chain on a mtn bike?

Postby dragonpilot » Fri Jul 27, 2012 5:12 pm

Savannah wrote:

I just let the bike be the bike, and adapt my outfit. If you don't have a good handle on your clothes, covering the chain is cool, but it might not be enough to avoid issues.


Yeah...there's always the spokes.
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Re: Covering the chain on a mtn bike?

Postby Bob » Fri Jul 27, 2012 8:57 pm

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