Re: Chain guard? have or have not?
I use them but I augment the front mount, which seem to be a point of cracking for some guys, with wide washers and rubber 'O' rings. I've never had a failure/cracks etc. I just like the looks too. As for your pants or shoe laces getting caught, I have more problems with the clutch actuator arm than the chain. I solved that by clipping my pants leg with a wide spring clip.
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