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Discussion in 'Downhill & Freeride' started by valentin_84, Jan 28, 2013.

  1. valentin_84

    valentin_84 Chimp

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    So, I did a 1x9 conversion on my bike and it went great until I hit a rock. :eek:
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    I obviously need to make a few changes. I'm going to go to a 36 tooth ring from a 44 for clearance. Also need to figure out how to keep the chain on tighter and protect the chain ring. Suggestion from someone on here was a LG1+Taco, but my bike has no tabs...

    Suggestions?
     

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    you do know thats exactly what chainguides/bash guards are designed to protect against right? dropped chains and destroyed chainrings.

    BB mount lg1, done.
     
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    ^This, plus a proper chainring.
     
  5. valentin_84

    valentin_84 Chimp

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    Yeah, which would be why I was saying I need them... Just don't know what's available for my frame.

    Didn't have the $150 to get the LG1+Taco at the time, but I now see that it's necessary.
     
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    There are heavier but cheaper options. Even e13 had one. It's not 150 or nothing.
     
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    Weight isn't a huge deal to me. I'm not a light guy and I don't ride a light bike anyway. What options were you speaking of?
     
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    Would you say 36 tooth is a good way to go? Also, what else should I keep in mind when looking for one, besides making sure it's not ramped? Thickness, material?

    Thanks!
     
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    Gamut.
     
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    I rode a couple trail bikes with LG1s and I didn't like the added drag of the bottom pulley, with the new Clutch derailleurs the bottom pulley is almost overkill to keep a chain on. I'm planning on adding one of the MRP XCG's to my 1x10 setup. You can get it as a ISCG mount or BB mount and it can be used for 1x, 2x and even a triple ring.

     
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    36 or 34 depending if you want to climb.
    Chromag and e13 do really good solid rings. And e13 do do a cheap version of the lg1. Or get 2nd hand with an old school bash ring and never worry ever again. The old sgs 1 was an awesome smashem up guide.
     
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    Mozart is cheap here (what Darren B. rides right now)
    Also this
    http://www.e13components.com/product_ls1plus.html

    But easiest option would be a light enduro bashguard (shaman, straitline) and that chainstain mounted tensioner from biocon (c-guide i think).
     
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    Just got a used LG1 with the bb adaptor plate for $60. Not too shabby!

    Now for a good deal on a chain ring!
     
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    Whats funny is the lg1 is only like 20-30g lighter than a setup with a legitimate bashguard. I can't figure out why people think the reduced protection and bigger hassle setup is worth it.
     
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    What size ring do you need? I have about 10, some brand new. I can ship you one for 15-20 bucks, PM me if you're interested.
     
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    If you compare lg1+ to straitline on real weights on sicklines the difference is even smaller and you don't risk hurting your bb tabs.
     
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    I don't have tabs, got the bb mounted one. I read a review online about people liking the taco because it doesn't affect your pedaling at all if you slide on something. The one I found doesn't have the taco on there, so I haven't decided on it or a full bash guard that'll work with it.
     
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    Ok, so I got the used LG1 and it was too damaged to use. Called the seller and they fully reimbursed me after shipping.

    Now I'm at a crossroads... Do I fork out the dough for a brand new LG1+Taco AND BB bracket, or do I get a full bash guard and some type of chain retention system?

    Opinions / advice, please!!!
     
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    Oh, ok. Thank you!
     
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    Buy the LS1, same basic function as a Lg1 but much cheaper but a little heavier
     
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    I second the LS1 recommendation, or you could get the SS+ in the ISCG05 option. I believe only the ISCG05s come with the BB adapter.
     
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    I went shopping, I'll let you guys know how it all turns out!

    Thanks so much for all the ideas!
     
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    My bash doesn't affect my pedaling too. That's a strange theory.
     
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    I'll have to look up the video. I'm guessing its a personal preference.
     
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    About a minute and forty five seconds into the video.
     
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    All theory no practice. You get no pedal feedback on bashring cg's too.