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    Tube used as Chainstay protector?

    Does anyone have a picture of this?

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    Funny how this is from "Use the Search" Master, himself. But would this work?
    Chain Tension?

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    Yep, here's mine:


    Now where are Raiyn's pics..?

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    Oz, do you get chain slap with a ss?

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    Ok, I really dont want to offend you oZ, but if you would like that homemade chainstay protectore to look nice (Im sure it is functional but you can have one functional and nice looking), here is what you can do: Cut a thick rag the apropriate length of the chainstay, and just wide enough to wrap around the chainstay bar 1 and 1/2 times. Then, If you dont already have some, buy a roll of hockey tape and have a friend help you hold the rag on while you cover the rag in two layers of hockey tape untill there is no rag revealed. Looks just like a lizard skin if you take your time. Remember you cant rush perfection.

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    Tire tube cut lengthwise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raiyn


    Two examples of chainstay guards.
    Top: Section of used Specialized Armadillo Road tire with beads removed and attached with zip ties. Used on my commuter bike. Cost $0 I reused some zip ties that had been used by the manufacturer to pack new bikes that I had assembled at the shop.
    Bottom: Section of clear water supply hose slit down one side and secured with zip ties. Used on my trail bike. Cost ~ $1.50 for the hose zip ties were obtained in same manner as above.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Maelstrom
    Oz, do you get chain slap with a ss?
    I've put my tensioner back on, now I do.


    Ok, I really dont want to offend you oZ, but if you would like that homemade chainstay protectore to look nice (Im sure it is functional but you can have one functional and nice looking), here is what you can do: Cut a thick rag the apropriate length of the chainstay, and just wide enough to wrap around the chainstay bar 1 and 1/2 times. Then, If you dont already have some, buy a roll of hockey tape and have a friend help you hold the rag on while you cover the rag in two layers of hockey tape untill there is no rag revealed. Looks just like a lizard skin if you take your time. Remember you cant rush perfection.
    It actually doesn't look that bad, It works and it's tough like hell. And besides, I won't see it when I'm riding
    Thanks for the tip though, I'll use it when this one tears.

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    I just wrapped my chainstays with electrical tape. I think it looks good and it does its job.

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    i used a tube before, it works fine. Eventually it got torn up so i went and got this
    http://www.enduroforkseals.com/id5.html
    Probably the best 3.99 i will spend on a bicycle, it works extremely well
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    Quote Originally Posted by Maelstrom
    Oz, do you get chain slap with a ss?
    You said ass

    Seriously though what's that point of a chainstay protector? If you're just covering up with a tube or tape then what's the point? If you're just trying to protect the paint there's no point since it will just be covered up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by madbiker555
    You said ass

    Seriously though what's that point of a chainstay protector? If you're just covering up with a tube or tape then what's the point? If you're just trying to protect the paint there's no point since it will just be covered up.
    well, with a steel frame the chain will eventually chip off the paint, allowing rust to develop.
    ALso, it makes this horrible clank clank sound on every bump, so for a measly 4 dollar investment i eliminated all of that
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    I used a Kool Stop rim strip on my old LTS and then covered it over with electrical tape.
    But now I have a Marin Wolf Ridge with elevated chain stays so less chain slap.

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    For me it is noise. My bike is noisy enough, might as well TRY to keep her quiet

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maelstrom
    For me it is noise. My bike is noisy enough, might as well TRY to keep her quiet
    Yes, the slapping grates on my nerves. I fitted a tube split lengthwise as suggested and there's heaps less noise, I can hear the bike working when the bike returns to earth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by madbiker555
    You said ass

    Seriously though what's that point of a chainstay protector? If you're just covering up with a tube or tape then what's the point? If you're just trying to protect the paint there's no point since it will just be covered up.
    I've seen some pretty nicked up AL frames pass through. Why allow potential stress risers to form? A protector is cheap insurance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raiyn
    I've seen some pretty nicked up AL frames pass through. Why allow potential stress risers to form? A protector is cheap insurance.
    Good point, I see a lot of chainstay protections with big chips missing from the hammering of the chain, ide much rather have a 3 dollar chainstay protector take that damage than my homegrown frame
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    I drink your MILKSHAKE Raiyn's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by phantomcow2
    Good point, I see a lot of chainstay protections with big chips missing from the hammering of the chain, ide much rather have a 3 dollar chainstay protector take that damage than my homegrown frame
    $3? Have I tought you nothing?

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    I like my homebrand Chainstay, it works well. I might decide to make a better one this week.

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