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I have a dutch bike and over time the chain guard has come loose. It falls down and ends up resting on the chain.

The problem is that I can't see a obvious way to fix it. There is no external bolt or anything which I can see. It's attached to the same axel as the pedals.

The bracket holding (metal colored object in picture) it in place is curved to slot towards the frame and to lock it in place, but the problem is that it's got too much room to get close enough for that to happen.

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Can you take a picture with the cranks off? In all likelihood, the easiest solution is to buy another chain guard (which you'll have to take the cranks off for anyway) and put it on, if anythings actually broken (and they're relatively cheap anyway). – Batman May 11 '14 at 17:27
@Batman would the chain guard be held in place by same nut at the crank? If i tighten that one, would it fasten the chain guard? the chain guard itself seems pretty intact, just appears to have to much loose space on the axel. – MikeFoxtrot May 11 '14 at 17:42
It looks like it attaches to the BB, so no. You'd have to take off the cranks and tighten that, which requires a special tool, assuming its just loose, so you may want to stop by your bike shop and get them to do that. – Batman May 11 '14 at 18:03
The picture is quite unclear, but I suspect the bracket is simply bent, or rivets holding it to the guard proper have worked loose. – Daniel R Hicks May 11 '14 at 19:27
@Batman, it's not completely universal to have to remove the cranks: I just fitted one of these and you can thread it over the pedals because of the design of the clips. – Chris H May 12 '14 at 13:15

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