My whole drivetrain was absolutely shot so needed new cassette, chain, jockey wheels, chain rings, the lot. I also needed a new wheel set. After much pondering on what to put on and if to change to 2x9 I came to the decision I'll run 2x9 on with a PG990 cassette, 991 chain and try the superstar DHX wheel set.
I found someone selling a brand new SLX 36t chain ring with bash guard for £25 on here so snapped that up and purchased the 22t inner ring from CRC for £7.99, bargain I thought....
The bash guard doesn't seem 2 fit my existing XT cranks. So I thought OK I'll cut my losses and run without a bash guard but no, the bolts I have are too long.
My question is, can I fit the 36t chain ring on the outside of the cranks (where the bash guard should sit) or will the front derailleur not shift the chain that far? Or is there a way 2 split the crank arm off the part that hold the chain rings on then fit the bash guard and reassemble?
Here is a link to a couple of pictures http://db.tt/bTzwa04o
Or am I missing something really simple?