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    Just Ride
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    Heres mine. It's working good so far...


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    Yeh I need a 'chain stay' protecter on my bike, its not so much the chipping of the paint its the annoying noise 'clink, clink' every time I go over a bump/jump! Will look into one...

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    No need for a pic. Visualize electrical tape, and you've got it.
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    Homemade are the way to go IMO. Wasting your money if you buy one from the lbs.

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    i got a black lizard skins on there. been working great, no plans of getting rid of it.

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    I have a blue lizard skins on mine.

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    Black lizard skin.

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    The best thing ever designed was the old Shimano Shark Fin. 14+ years ago we had it figured out that the only way to keep them on the chainstay was to melt a small hole through the fin for a zip tie. With two zip ties on it nothing could touch it. Shimano eventually started packaing it with a hole and zip ties after the guys at MBA shared how to keep them on. Still have one on my GT Xizang to this day. I don't think they are still made but they do show up on ebay once in a while for ~$10.00. The lizard skin work ok but they can get pretty nasty looking if you ride in a lot of muddy conditions.

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    Spotted lizard skin. No more clinks, just little "eeeppps!" when I go over bumps..... Wait.....lizard SKIN???? Heck, I've been using the whole dang lizard!!!! No wonder I had problems with those zip ties.......
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    black lizard skin with 5 beefy ass black zip ties
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    old tube

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    my cannondale came with a nice neoprene lizard skin dealey.. but, the cable is routed through it, so i cant take it off when i wash my bike.. its a nice touch though.. says www.cannondale.com

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    well this Downhill bikes Do crash a lot and more than a lot they crash Really, ReaLLY hard, so a nice strong protector is a good thing to have, also the chain is prone to hit the "seat stay" so i made a double guard,,,,,
    can you say totally quiet


    I love my Ritchey WCS tyre and I was really sad to see her go,,,,, but as a chainstay frame protector is pretty cool



    I don't know if you can see but the guard is "Shoe lace" to the frame ussing nylon cord like on a shoe or even better a fancy corset
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    WHOA!! That is one MEAN chain stay protector! Did you use your bike during the war?
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    I use black hockey tape. I think it looks cooler than electrical tape and is cheap as can be

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    MY Nicolai M-Pire the lower chain stay guard is made of "seft vulcanazing" tape that you can find a fancy boat shops,,,
    Amazing stuff super strong and very rubber like,, in fact becomes a whole unit after a few hours after the you rap it



    actually take a look at the "Seat stay" guards, the nicolai's are super wide at the rear dropouts, with a 165MM hub and rectuangular chain stays you heals end up hitting on the seat stay all the time so I made this thermoplastic carbon guards by hand to protect the finish and the longetivy of the frame



    same Vulcanize tape on my Azonic saber.



    if you need something narrow, durable and self adhesive this is the best

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    Quote Originally Posted by revmonkey
    old tube
    That used to be my old one. It worked fine until i found something better

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    old tube user here

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    A used tennis grip. Leaves gooey stuff on the frame though.

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    I once took a piece on 20mm PVC electrical conduit and cut a section of it out and then just clipped it onto the chainstay, that stayed on my bike until it retired. I have not tried this on any of me other bikes(been to lazy) but have got a lizard skin for my latest bike now. MMMM think I must try this again. Much easier to maintain than lizard skins.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ricardo kuhn
    Thats something that i'd use if i had a DH bike. It is an old tire right?
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    I use an old tube then wrapped that in electrical tape.
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    I had a piece of clear plastic tubing zip tied on for awhile. It was moving around more than I liked. So, I replaced it with two "TK Burgers" stickers for the time being.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JBehrmann
    I use black hockey tape. I think it looks cooler than electrical tape and is cheap as can be
    The cheapest way is using a tube that has been resealed 3 times and wrapping it around the chainstay then using 3 zipties to secure it.

    Doesn't get any cheaper then that.
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    Who needs a chainstay guard
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