DIY Chain guide

KidWok

Member
I've had the chain fall off a few times and was looking for some sort of chain-guide solution. Ended up just making one myself out of some thick steel wire salvaged from a collapsible laundry basket, old inner tube, and a heavy duty zip-tie. I bent the steel wire to the shape I wanted, wrapped the inner tube around the seat tube a few times and then slipped in the chain guide before wrapping a couple more times. Cinched up the whole assembly with the zip-tie. It's not a very adjustable setup so the wire has to be bent just so.
 

KidWok

Member
Too soon to tell. Will need to take it through some road construction areas (Seattle has plenty) with big bumps going over steel plates, which have been the main source of the chain falling off. It feels pretty solid though. If I don't report back, then it is doing the job. Will respond if there are design flaws and updates.

Tai