Comment 109524

By seancb (registered) - website | Posted February 22, 2015 at 16:43:27 in reply to Comment 109515

you are both kind of right :-) the simcoe chainguard is full only on one side, the frame side is open and they use a zinc chain. It offers full clothing protection from the chain but not full chain protection from the elements.

The back-open chainguard is a compromise that allows much easier access to the wheel for tube changes. Using a galvanized zinc chain prolongs chain life, but not as well as a full chaincase would.

One add-on option for IGH/singlespeed bikes which don't come with full chainguards is to add the hebie chainglider which does not need any frame attachment mounts:

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