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Old 03-25-15, 05:06 PM
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Unique Suntour Chain Stay Clip

I have a couple of these Suntour Chain stays in my collection of parts, but for the life of me I can't seem to find any pictures of where they actually got used and how they got used. It appears to be a standard chain stay clip that has the Outer Stopper, but then at a right angle to that is a Cable Guide. Does anyone know what the cable guide was used for? Being at a 90 degree angle from and directly above the Outer Stopper I don't see where that would be a guide for the rear derailleur cable. If anyone has a bike that uses one of these a picture of one in actual use would be appreciated.

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Old 03-25-15, 05:50 PM
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The crescent-shaped bit above the cable stop is there to catch a chain and stop it from slapping the chainstay when riding on a rough surface.
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Great thanks. That little lip on the crescent section confused me as it looked perfect for holding and directing a control cable. I guess it's just to provide added strength and additional surface area for that chain slap protection. I'll have to keep my eyes open for one in actual use as I've not seen one yet. Some people like the braze-ons all over the frames, but for me having all those chrome clips is like all the chrome on a 1950's automobile. Yes it requires more work to keep them clean, but IMHO it sure makes the bike look classy!

Thanks again for the education on this clips use. - Don
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It also holds the chain (somewhat) when you drop the wheel, keeping it from sliding forward and dropping inside the chainstay at the chain ring. This works best if you remember to shift to high before dropping the wheel, which is a good idea anyway.
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Thanks FBinNY for the additional information. BTW, I like your signature texts, especially Carlin's statement - he was one smart and wise dude!

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Thanks FBinNY for the additional information. BTW, I like your signature texts, especially Carlin's statement - he was one smart and wise dude!

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