If you are thinking of restoring an old BH type bicycle as the original BH of the 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s that have chrome steel parts, any of the chain covers that we have for sale in our online store Biciclasica.com is a perfect solution for mounting on those authentic touring bikes, they are compatible with all of them, and without a doubt they will look great on your old bike, whether it is an Orbea Deva, a BH Gazelle or a traditional Dutch bike like the Gazelle or the Raleigh, or the Dutch Batavus bikes, also our chain covers will look great without a doubt on any fixed bike, or fixie or simply on an urban bike.
To buy a good chain guard for your bike you have to take into account that you will have to remove the bottom bracket axle in most cases, although we also have models of Italian retro style chain guards that allow the anchoring without having to remove the bottom bracket axle and cranks as the model, classic steel chain guard
Bike chainring covers
The function of the bicycle plate covers or chain covers is very simple, it is a piece of bicycle that keeps the bicycle chain protected and prevents the same, being in motion when rolling the bike and usually greased we stain our pants or worse, that we get our clothes caught between the chain and the crank
There are bicycle chain covers that completely cover the chain in all its parts, upper and lower and even in the rear where the rear sprocket is located, these chain covers are very common in the typical Dutch bicycles as the type of OMA and OPA that are urban bicycles designed to have the minimum maintenance, the fact that these Dutch bicycles usually come with the change in the hub or without changes allow them to have or can be attached complete chain covers
Plastic chain covers
There are in many stores, physical and online, many plastic chain covers, it is an element that by its nature and not being a part that affects the mechanics of the bicycle can be constructed of a more fragile material such as plastic as it is merely a protective element, however, plastic can suffer from the passage of time certain wear and tear that the logical exposure to inclement weather can affect, therefore, if we are looking for a chain guard that provides us with greater rigidity and durability, it is better to opt for steel or aluminum chain guards.
The steel and aluminum chain covers are also more elegant as they can achieve a chrome finish that in the case of steel can have a very attractive shine, and also have the advantage that both can be painted, so they are ideal for that part of the bicycle fits perfectly in the style we are looking for with the restoration of the bicycle.
Chain guard weight
As we have mentioned the chain guards are an element of protection and it is sought that its weight is as low as possible to avoid increasing the weight of the bike unnecessarily, so the plastic chain covers are so common, German brands of chain covers for urban or city bikes as Hebie, SKS or others like Horn, Rotor or AXA, manufacture chain covers and chainring covers in high quality plastic
There are also many protections that are focused on the crankset only, since many bicycle cranks have holes specially designed for the location of such chainring covers, which in a comfortable and very simple way allow us sufficient protection to prevent chafing on our pants
Classic chain guard
Undoubtedly the best way to give a classic or vintage touch to our bike is to install a classic chain guard as we have in Biciclasica.com generally we have specialized in a wide range of steel and aluminum chain guards for its functionality and its undoubted retro aesthetics, our steel chain guards are manufactured in Italy in legendary factories of bicycle parts and certainly have that authentic look of old bike.
The Aluminum Chain Covers that we have for sale in our On-Line store are very original and are manufactured in Taiwan, another of the cradles of modern cycling and where the main components of mountain bike or MTB are manufactured, these original chain covers are, in addition to resistant thanks to its special section very light to be built in aluminum, we also have a complete video tutorials https://www.biciclasica.com/tutoriales on how to install these covers chain here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W1joMm3k_qw