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  • Anything better than mastic tape for chainslap?
  • Premier Icon rickon
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    Hi chaps,

    Is there anything better than mastic tape for putting in chainstays for dumbing down chainslap?

    Cheers

    Ricks

    Premier Icon bighairydel
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    I use a neoprene cover I got free with a magazine.
    Have used an old inner tube before as well.
    Both do the job, the neoprene cover obviously looks better though.

    Premier Icon StuF
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    an old inner tube works well for me

    Rorschach
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    Singlespeed.

    Premier Icon scotroutes
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    Wrapped inner tube has always worked for me.

    Premier Icon zippykona
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    Cut up tyre ,looks proper Mad Max.

    Premier Icon simondbarnes
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    Old inner tube

    Premier Icon rickon
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    It’s going on an Evil Insurgent, so wanna keep it a bit neat, rather than wrapping a tube (which I’ve done on hardtails before).

    The chain is about 5mm away from the top of the stay at all times, so continually thwacks the stay.

    Van Halen
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    sticky velcro

    velocipede
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    Gorilla tape

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    Mastic tape does work pretty well. Tends to come in a nice long roll too so you can always redo it if you make an arse of it the first time.

    Not that I’ve ever needed to do that

    samunkim
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    Old Inner tube for proper jugaad kudos

    steel4real
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    2 layers of quality helitape (Invisiframe) works well on my lasses carbon hardtail – plus it’s transparent so frame colour maintained.

    Or ‘Sugru’ – comes in colours to match frame – I’ve used this in critical areas and it’s OK.

    Premier Icon vincienup
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    Amalgamating tape is the neatest I think.

    an old inner tube works well for me

    for me too
    🙄

    Premier Icon rickon
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    So, in the STW tradition I’ve ignored everyone’s comments and bought something entirely different!

    Weatherproofing Strip

    steve_b77
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    Gorilla tape works fine

    Premier Icon DezB
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    I think an old Ritchey tyre works (and looks) bestest 🙂 (He even tells you how to make it 😆 )

    Although I’m a fan of the purpose made neoprene/kevlar things meself.

    demelitia
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    I used a ‘puncture proof’ inner tube. The outer side of it was almost thick enough to use without a tyre in an effort to make it tougher. Downside being it weighed as much as a tyre.
    I cut long, thin sections of it out, rounded the corners and fastened it on with a bit of double sided tape and a clear cable tie at each end.

    It looked very neat and worked wonders.

    Premier Icon rickon
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    I should have said earlier, this is to reduce noise from slap – not protection. There’s already a very good rubber/plastic protection on the chainstay, but it’s hard so it’s makes some great thwacking noises.

    Premier Icon The Pinkster
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    Use a clutch mech and stop it completely?

    Or wait for Adventure Tape to come onto the market?

    Premier Icon DezB
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    this is to reduce noise from slap

    That’s what the neoprene/kevlar ones are for.

    Premier Icon rickon
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    Can you link to one? The ones I’m thinking of work well on steel, where it just dings around. But on the hollow carbon, covered in plastic I can’t see it making a significant difference.

    Premier Icon core
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    I post this every time one of these threads comes up.

    They make chainstay protectors for this exact purpose, they’re not that expensive, you can take them off to clean them/trapped dirt, and they just work with no hassle.

    Less than a fiver, and you could probably keep it forever, swapping between bikes: https://www.tredz.co.uk/.RSP-Neoprene-Chainstay-Protector_62877.htm?sku=185249&utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=google_shopping&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIg-Tjz-HI2AIVqpztCh01GwHwEAQYBCABEgIY6PD_BwE

    Leku
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    3M amalgamating tape for me. Works a treat.

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    Can you link to one?

    Like core posted, this sorta thing
    http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/vitus-bikes-logo-chain-stay-protector/rp-prod85622

    cheeeap. Or logo of your choice for slighly more… Actually I think I’ve got one in the garage you can have. Email me 🙂

    dougieb
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    The marsh guard slapper tape is good – https://www.pinkbike.com/news/marshguard-slapper-tape-review-2016.html

    It’s just rebranded 3M 2228 tape though, which is cheaper.

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    Ok its only my opinion but I have tried everything listed and its got to be amalgamating tape, everything is second best

    Premier Icon Sir HC
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    3m 2228, clean the frame and apply a couple of layers. Other option is 3m velcro (it sticks, unlike the cheap copy stuff you can get)

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    this…

    It’s going on an Evil Insurgent, so wanna keep it a bit neat, rather than wrapping a tube

    Overthinking/overspending option? Luckily they cater for it 😉

    https://eu.evil-bikes.com/products/insurgent-frame-protector-kit

    Premier Icon rickon
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    Overthinking/overspending option? Luckily they cater for it

    https://eu.evil-bikes.com/products/insurgent-frame-protector-kit

    Yeah, that’s already on the frame, it’s pretty hard rubber so the noise is pretty loud! It does a great job of protecting the frame, just not reducing noise.

    Bagstard
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    Self amalgamating tape for me, best of all the options.

    Yeah, that’s already on the frame, it’s pretty hard rubber so the noise is pretty loud! It does a great job of protecting the frame, just not reducing noise

    Ouch. For that price I’d want muffling included. Niche product #1274: Colour-matched Evil Insurgent frame protector protector and muffler. To protect and muffle the proprietary protector in style 😆

    PS old inner tube, Neoprene wrap or that Velcro option FTW.

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    Use a clutch mech and stop it completely?

    Can you still get non-clutch mechs?

    It’s the top chainline thats the issue, which isn’t under tension with the mech, I’d need an idler pulley to stop it fully.

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    Popped some foam insulation on, pretty quiet, but looks really awful and soaks up water.

    Mastic tape, looks factory… But doesn’t seem to reduce the slap noise from the chain. How many wraps do you guys use?

    Ill try to double up with a chainstay protector too, and see if that helps…

    tony07
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    Heavy duty velcro. Loop side

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    ChainTamer?

    Premier Icon rickon
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    That Chaintamer looks amaze.

    The problem is… It’ll probably not fit on the Insurgent when the chain gets this close to the stay..

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    Sir HC – Member
    3m 2228, clean the frame and apply a couple of layers

    +1

    With Self amalgamating tape a close but less elegant/more unsightly 2nd

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