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Plastic thing rear gears(2 posts)

Plastic thing rear gearswrgbay
Apr 5, 2002 5:11 PM
I have a road bike and I notice most bikes do not have the plastic thing between the gears and the spokes. Is this thing really needed, should I cut it off and remove it?????
re: Plastic thing rear gearsDave Hickey
Apr 5, 2002 6:16 PM
It is there to protect the chain from going into the spokes. A properly adjusted rear derailleur will do the same thing. If you want to remove it, DON'T cut it off. If you remove the cogs, you can take it off.