tommydog wrote:Billy007 wrote:
Reading with interest other contributors' valuable experiences on this thread, I think I would rather have as little gap as possible between the chain glider casing and the chain ring to keep crud out. When I remove the glider from my bike the chain is very clean. The reason I bought the Chainglider was to keep the chain clean and minimise maintenance which it has done. A little drag at the start was a little irritating, but once I put a few miles on the bike it gradually disappeared. I suppose if you were that bothered you could take the ring to a machine shop and they could take 0.5 - 1mm off the thickness of the Thorn chain ring where the Chainglider casing sits. Possibly.
You may be interested to hear that I heard back about Specialities TA BMX Chain ring, and they confirmed that it is 4mm thick. Therefore this may work very nicely with the Chainglider for a relatively tight fit. It's thicker than the Surly and the Ebay listing, but 1mm thinner than the Thorn. I am very tempted to get it:
https://specialites-ta.com/bmx/330-1536 ... ure,44-dts
I have no experience of Specialties stuff, but have read a few positive things about them. Do you think it's worth a punt, as on paper it looks like it may work quite well with the Chainglider?
It doesn't seem to be a single speed specific chain ring, but one for 7-11 speeds which typically use narrower chains than single speed set ups meaning the teeth might be thinner and your chain might be a bit too wide for it, although it would probably still work fine but longevity might be reduced. But I might be wrong. In any case you need to get your skates on as TA are French and it might well be that there would be further taxes additional charges to pay after 1st Jan 2021 above the 56.3€ it currently costs in the basket or they might decide not to sell it to you as you are in the UK. It is quite a bit more expensive than other options.
I don't remember taking quite so long to decide which chain ring to buy for my bike. Are you usually quite so decisive, an impulse buyer?