Mountain Biking Maintenance and Repair : Apply the Chainguide on a Mountain Bike

Mountain Biking Maintenance and Repair : Apply the Chainguide on a Mountain Bike


So we start off – I like to feed the chain
through the top first. So sort of pedal it through and then I can pull this plastic back
for now to make sure that it’s properly installed. As far as running the chain through, that’s
how you feed it. I’m just going to snap the chain back together. Oh, woe is me. Got the chain back together, and now the final
step is just putting the plastic at the right height and in the right location, and we’re
going to have some worry-free riding. So the top slider on the LG1 goes as low as you can
to the top – the bottom of the slider goes as low as you can to the top of the crank
bolt without hitting. That ensures that everything is going to stay on. Tighten up this bolt
as well, and now it’s time to adjust the bottom plastics. So I’ll just pedal that through.
The bottom plastics, I want to have as close as I can without pushing the chain on, so
that’s about it. Sometimes you see people with the plastics down like that. The problem
is, it can pop out. So if I have any overlap in the back, the chain doesn’t go anywhere.
So there we go. And these are just a light torque, and we are good to go with a chain
guide on our bike. So there is no way of that chain coming off and causing me hassles. So
I’m pretty happy about that. And the other thing to remember is don’t use lube with solvents
in it because it eats away your plastic and you’re not going to be a happy camper. Have
fun out on the trails and have fun having a chain guide.