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    Just washed my new bike after Riding

    Hello, i have one question. I just washed my new bike after riding it for a few days and discovered that the chain had chipped away at the lower back frame. Its is not two bad but still its chipped after only a few rides. What should i do to protect it from getting worse?

    anyhelp is great

    also i could touch it up right now really easy and i dont think i have to worry about rust because its aluminum right?

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    a Chain wont killl your frame it will just scratch the paint that happens with me all the time..maybe you could put some skate grip tape over the part where it is hitting the frame.
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    it doesnt mean that the chain is to loose?

    thank you
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    I assume your talking about the chainstay. THers plenty of chaintsay protectors. Raiyn will probably respond with a pic of his own which consists of an old tube wrapped around with zip ties. THe best i have used is...
    http://www.enduroforkseals.com/id5.html
    polyurethane chainstay protector. It silences well, lasts forever and looks nicer than tubes+zip ties in my opinion. I like to get the black and fasten it on the ends with black electrical tape for a one piece type look.
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    No its not loose every bike does that its just when you go ove a bump or a jumkp or something the chain bounces around and hits your frame.
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    Lizardskin makes a great chain guard that you can buy at pretty much any bike shop. Get one (they're about $5), wrap it around your frame and you'll never have to worry about your chain chipping the paint again.

    One thing to remember though is this: you're riding a mountain bike, it's going to get scratched and chipped.
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    well, I dont like having chips on my frame even if its a MTB. One thing to note is that this only happens when your not pedaling and usually during a descent is what i find. Though your best off getting a chainstay protector. Shifting to the largest chainring keeps the chain the farthest from the chainstay. Also keeping a tiny bit of tension on the pedals
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    excellent, thanks alot everyone for the info. I am using duck tape for now but i am going to get a chainstray protector soon

    thanks again
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    Quote Originally Posted by BCBike
    excellent, thanks alot everyone for the info. I am using duck tape for now but i am going to get a chainstray protector soon

    thanks again
    NOOOOOOO!!

    Duct tape will eat your paint and could actually damage your bike worse than your chain. Take the duct tape off now before it's too late!
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    take the tape off. It leaves residue. Just get an old tube for now and buy that polyurethane protector. Its 3.99, you can afford it
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    hahah thats funny
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    Something for a bike that actually is affordable!

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    i'll go get raiyn's pix and beat him to it! haha
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    Quote Originally Posted by PWRDbyTRD
    i'll go get raiyn's pix and beat him to it! haha
    Way too slow.
    Here's a couple of quick and easy ideas that I use

    The first one is a section of an old Specialized road tire (with the Flak Jacket) that I cut the beads off.

    On my trail bike I use a section of water suppy hose I got at Home Depot

    Of course the ubiquitous zip ties are in full effect here, but it's a quick and easy method of attaching things

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    Scratches and paint chips add character.
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    ahahha thats rad buddy
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    Quote Originally Posted by KonaRider24
    Scratches and paint chips add character.
    Character that the next owner of your bike doesn't want.
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    I didnt care about my old Hardrock frame getting hit by the chain as much as the noise that it made.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raiyn
    Way too slow.
    Here's a couple of quick and easy ideas that I use

    The first one is a section of an old Specialized road tire (with the Flak Jacket) that I cut the beads off.

    On my trail bike I use a section of water suppy hose I got at Home Depot

    Of course the ubiquitous zip ties are in full effect here, but it's a quick and easy method of attaching things


    GHETTO!

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    That's not even close to ghetto, check out mine:


    Yeah, that's an old tube.

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    Quote Originally Posted by anthonaut
    Character that the next owner of your bike doesn't want.
    *scratching head* you sell your old bike? :confused:



    I use lizard skins on my Klein MTB, nothing on the Trek or road bike. I had a lizard skin on the Trek (I moved it to the Klein when I bought it) when I road it off road a lot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by anthonaut
    Character that the next owner of your bike doesn't want.
    That's what spray paint's for. Do it right and it'll be real ghetto lookin'!

    I've got a Lizard Skin on my HT and an old tube on my FS. My only concern is damage to the frame, not the paint. I guess I just don't trust aluminum like I used to....
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    yeah when i first got my bike i was worried that the chain was too loose aswell, but, as others have already said, its normal. i wrapped an old tube around my chainstay and secured with duct tape
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    Quote Originally Posted by ^oZ
    That's not even close to ghetto, check out mine:


    Yeah, that's an old tube.
    Thats nearly as close as what i did. Just used an old tube. Except i used duct tape to wrap it around instead of zip ties.

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    Good gawd, some of those "cures" look worse than the disease!!!

    I don't mind battle scars on my rig - it adds some character and shows that I ride the bike, not just look at it. If I wanted a piece of art, I'd buy a painting.

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