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  • Free chainstay protectors.
  • Premier Icon oldfart
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    Seem as rare as rocking horse poo now.My 3 year old MBUK/Race Face one is looking distinctly worse for wear.Any freebies anywhere?

    racing_ralph
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    what size do you need?

    Premier Icon oldfart
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    Size? just standard to fit an 18 inch hardtail?could just wrap an old innertube round but that looks tackier than what i’ve got on there now.

    iPed
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    Dead inner tube and zip ties?

    IHN
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    Innertube and no zip ties if you’re clever like me 🙂

    racing_ralph
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    i have a swingarm protector going begging but no use to you

    rs
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    Done neatly, the old inner tube looks better i think.

    Premier Icon oldfart
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    thanks for the offer Ralph.

    stick on fluffy velcro works well for me.

    dr_adams
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    how you do the old inner tube without ties? blu tack?

    crotchrocket
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    rubber solution glue?

    Old tyre cut down and zip tied on looks pretty good, IMO. Especially if it’s some properly cool old school retrorubber!

    IHN
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    how you do the old inner tube without ties?

    Wrapped around the chainstay like the grip on a tennis racket (or, indeed bar tape). If you keep it pretty stretched as you do it you can get it grip itself at one end, by overlapping each turn you can get double or triple thickness and then finish it off with black insulation tape. Looks really neat, I can probably sort pics if you want.

    atlaz
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    I’ve got some dark side bar tape going onto my trance once I’ve finished the bars. Should sort it out.

    Premier Icon Coyote
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    Bit like what IHN does.

    Cut an inner tube in half length ways and then cut off a metre length. Wrap it really tightly round the chainstay and then secure with either a zip tie or tape. If you get it right it looks a damn site better then neoprene and it’s the next best thing to free!

    IHN
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    Won’t bar tape get ripped to shreds?

    dr_adams
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    Just outta interest would this still work if you had cable routing that went under rear chainstay? typical rockhopper…. 🙁

    Always use the innertube. Done properly it looks better than an ill fitting protector:

    stratobiker
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    Not totally free as you have to cut up an old tyre, but………It’s been on there for about 5 years! Works fine.

    SB

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