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    help on chainstays

    hey guys..
    I've recently bought a carbon chain stay and I'm confused on where to put it..
    could you please give me some pointers on where to put it?
    thanks and merry christmas

    Dan

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    Um... a chain stay is supposed to be a part of your bike that is PERMANENTLY attached. It is kind of equivalent to your thigh or something.

    Are you sure you don't have a chain stay PROTECTOR?

    If yes, then it goes on the chain stay, or the part of your frame directly under the chain in the rear triangle.

    If no, please take a picture so we can see how this is happening... I know of some bikes that break apart, but I don't recall any with a completely separate chain stay.
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    I meant the chainstay protector, sorry..
    thanks for the help anyway

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    Ok then, is it a sticker or a wrap around type thing?

    If it is a sticker, it should go from fat to skinny (or taper a little bite, whichever) and that should correspond to the width of the chainstay area right under your chain. Just stick it on.

    If it a wrap around, it goes in the same place.

    Chain stay is the area behind your right foot (when you are on the bike) under the chain.
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    its a sticker...
    and I've just put it on now..
    thanks for all your help.

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