Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Bicycle Mechanics Broken bottom bracket? Tacoed wheel? If you're having problems with your bicycle, or just need help fixing a flat, drop in here for the latest on bicycle mechanics & bicycle maintenance.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 04-18-11, 09:55 AM   #1
jgjulio
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
jgjulio's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Long Beach, CA
Bikes: 09 Specialized Sequoia, 08 Trek 7200, Very Old Schwinn Cruiser
Posts: 406
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Clear chain guard tape suggestions please

I have bought some chain guard tape from my LBS. I has a chain stay protector and some various size "dots" of tape to put under cables to keep them from rubbing the finish off my frame.
Problem is that 1. they are ugly - little like opaque lizard skin
and 2. they are peeling off.

Have any of you guys used this Surface Guard Tape?
http://www.amazon.com/ISC-Helicopter...=1IR94O32E7E4Q

Is it easy to install (without getting bubbles under the tape)
and is it crystal clear?

Any other suggestions would be appreciated
jgjulio is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-11, 10:07 AM   #2
fietsbob 
coprolite
 
fietsbob's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: NW,Oregon Coast
Bikes: 7
Posts: 22,182
Mentioned: 19 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1134 Post(s)
Did you clean the area thoroughly before applying the sticky tape ?
fietsbob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-11, 10:14 AM   #3
jgjulio
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
jgjulio's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Long Beach, CA
Bikes: 09 Specialized Sequoia, 08 Trek 7200, Very Old Schwinn Cruiser
Posts: 406
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Yes I cleaned the area very well with alcohol.
Lasted a few months but now the "dots" are starting to peel off.
jgjulio is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-11, 10:25 AM   #4
BCRider
Senior Member
 
BCRider's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: The 'Wack, BC, Canada
Bikes: Norco (2), Miyata, Canondale, Soma, Redline
Posts: 5,456
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
An excellent product for this sort of thing is adhesive backed glossy mylar film. One name I'm familiar with for this product is "Fascal". It likely is also sold under other names. I got my Fascal from a local grapic art supply store about 15 or 18 years back to use on some of my model airplanes. I'm still working my way through the last bits of it on my bicycles.

It comes in sheets with a kraft paper backing. When applied it is so clear and sticks so well to a smooth cleaned surface that in most lighting conditions you need to run a finger over the area to find the edge of the clear protective patch. After some number of years of washing and rain exposure it'll lift around the edges a little and trap some dust. When that happens some warmth from a hair dryer and a bit of patience will let you lift the patch and after a good cleanng you can replace it. I've used the film I've got for both chain stays on road bikes and for rub patches around the steering head tube. The only trouble with the mylar is that it has NO give at all. So it won't transition over a joint or weld worth a darn. But on single plain curves or flat areas it works superbly. Care to apply it from one end or edge and rub carefuly to avoid air bubbles is needed but it's not at all hard to achieve a bubble free layer if the area is clean and has no bumps in the paint.

For exposed cable runs between frame braze on housing stops you can't do better than to use slip on heat shrink. Just don't actually shrink it so that you can use it over and over when changing cables.
BCRider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-11, 08:55 PM   #5
Steve530
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Knoxville, TN
Bikes: Klein
Posts: 911
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Wheels MFG makes a clear chainstay protector.
Steve530 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-19-11, 09:44 AM   #6
fietsbob 
coprolite
 
fietsbob's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: NW,Oregon Coast
Bikes: 7
Posts: 22,182
Mentioned: 19 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1134 Post(s)
Looks likethese are made to go around the housing as it passes by the head tube ..

http://www.universalcycles.com/shopp...4&category=673
fietsbob is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:28 PM.