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Old 07-19-16, 11:04 AM
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Chainstay Stickers

Hi,
Looking for shiny, silver, rear chain-stay protector stickers for my Peugeot. Any place one can recommend I look online for it?
Thanks,
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Old 07-19-16, 12:06 PM
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Google suggested this. Try searching for "chainstay decal" or "chain stay stickers". You might also add chrome, metallic, or foil.
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Old 07-19-16, 12:17 PM
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you can find NOS Minoura and Velobitz on ebay
you can also use 3m aluminum tape
3M 425 Aluminum Foil Tape - 1/2" x 60 yds S-10308 - Uline
There's a UK vendor making new ones - if I find them, I'll be back...
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Originally Posted by bulldog1935 View Post
you can find NOS Minoura and Velobitz on ebay
you can also use 3m aluminum tape
3M 425 Aluminum Foil Tape - 1/2" x 60 yds S-10308 - Uline
There's a UK vendor making new ones - if I find them, I'll be back...
I just looked at those Velobitz protectors. They look great and the price sure can't be beat.

Edit: Just ordered one. $5.39 total including shipping from the UK to Idaho. Win!

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Old 07-19-16, 05:24 PM
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I just looked at those Velobitz protectors. They look great and the price sure can't be beat.

Edit: Just ordered one. $5.39 total including shipping from the UK to Idaho. Win!
Let us know what it is like.
I made one from the aluminum tape stuff and while it looks good it is so thin that the existing chainstay chips show right through it.
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Originally Posted by Slash5 View Post
Let us know what it is like.
I made one from the aluminum tape stuff and while it looks good it is so thin that the existing chainstay chips show right through it.
Will do!

I had tried to find one a couple years ago and gave up after searching seemingly everywhere. I'm eager to get it.
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Old 07-20-16, 10:55 AM
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Originally Posted by Slash5 View Post
Let us know what it is like.
I made one from the aluminum tape stuff and while it looks good it is so thin that the existing chainstay chips show right through it.
Update: They shipped the protector already. Good start.
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I am cheap, so on low end bikes I cut a piece of AC duct sealing tape (NOT duct tape) to fit the chain stay area. It does have a slight texture, but sticks way better than Lizard Skin. Costs less than $0.01 per application as well.
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I prefer to not pull the paint off my vintage bikes.
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The foil tape does not always provide adequate protection for the chainstay paint, as it is so thin and eventually gets torn up and the paint under it eventually gets damaged by the chain.
The better choice would be a chainstay guard made with light gauge stainless sheet metal. Looks exactly like the foil decals, but provides genuine, long lasting protection for the chainstay paint finish.
They used to sell lots of them back in the 80's (I replaced the foil decal on my Peugeot with one back then, and it is still on the bike after all these years, doing its job), but unfortunately, seemed to mostly disappeard from stores by the 90's.

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I prefer to not pull the paint off my vintage bikes.
If you use a hair dryer first the paint is fine.
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I found a NOS Minoura, and it works great

Some people do twine wraps + shellac
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Mine's gonna be strictly decorative. Single speed, no slap.
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Originally Posted by Slash5 View Post
Let us know what it is like.
I made one from the aluminum tape stuff and while it looks good it is so thin that the existing chainstay chips show right through it.
I received the protector.

Pros: SHINY. Looks like chrome. Adhesive seems good. Size and shape are nice. Six days from England to Idaho for cheap.

Cons: Only one really. Its thinner than air. I'm assuming a throne chain would eat it right up. I'm confident that existing scratches or chip underneath would be readily visible.
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