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9/7/2017 10:00 AM

After finally getting sick of bent dropouts i did some research to see if hub guards protected them. Somewhere along the route i got sidetracked. And thought. I never see any damage to my spokes or hubs. So i took a look. And sure enough. I saw some nasty stuff.
Question. I am going to get some guards. What kind and do they protect the dropouts?

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9/7/2017 10:05 AM

Verde Kid wrote:

After finally getting sick of bent dropouts i did some research to see if hub guards protected them. Somewhere along the route i got sidetracked. And thought. I never see any damage to my spokes or hubs. So i took a look. And sure enough. I saw some nasty stuff.
Question. I am going to get some guards. What kind and do they protect the dropouts?

I dont grind but the hub guard is designed to protect the hub and the part of the spoke closest to the hub. It is placed next to the wheel not on the outside of the dropouts...although if you got some aluminum ones im sure you could rig something like that to protect your dropouts...mabye try dipping your dropouts in plastidip? Lol idk of any widely accepted methods.

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9/7/2017 10:07 AM

I know they go inbetween the framw and hub. I was just wondering if they hung low enough to take the hit instead of the dropouts

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9/7/2017 10:12 AM

Verde Kid wrote:

I know they go inbetween the framw and hub. I was just wondering if they hung low enough to take the hit instead of the dropouts

I see what youre saying, then ya, id imagine they would help.

Sorry for my misunderstanding.

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9/7/2017 10:12 AM



Maybe i could just grind it down. Make it flush.

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9/7/2017 10:50 AM

Even with the hub guard if the pegs are smaller than the drop its going to be hit and grinded on if your woried about them getting messed up then get some wider pegs and hub guards. My dropouts are fine and my pegs are smaller than them. You should most definitely get hub guards anyway tho.

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9/7/2017 11:16 AM

There are a couple guards designed for OVER the dropouts-Gsport Uniguard, and I think Eclat has the Overguard?

They go between the peg and outside of the dropout.

I am sick and tired of the "cliques" that this sport has recently developed. We should embrace the fact that we all ride a little kids bike, and not worry about the small details. When you take riding in its most basic form, we are all the same.

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9/7/2017 12:02 PM

There are hub guards that go over the dropouts. Can't remember what they're called, but they do exist.

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9/7/2017 1:03 PM

Verde Kid wrote:

Maybe i could just grind it down. Make it flush.

I bent my S&M dropouts like that . It pinched my axle , my local shop had to cut then file down the ends , then tighten my peg somewhat and use a mallet to smash my peg to get my axle to move out . Funn stuff ....

Cut it on an angle and make it flush , it'll help .

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9/7/2017 6:48 PM

Add another link or a half link to slide your wheel back and have your peg cover more of the dropout. Or get a hub guard that slides over the dropout like the Uniguard.

A regular hub guard is only gonna help if the face diameter is large enough to overlap the dropouts too

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9/7/2017 9:01 PM

I have a supreme chain on my old frame. I just need to get the interlock tool.