- Rear Mudhugger, carbon frame, fitting
Have stayed away from these in the past, but now that style has gone out the window with purchase of a FS ebike I’m gonna buy a set of front and rear ones 😁
Have watched the fitting instructions and it will be going on a brand new and clean carbon frame. So does the supplied helitape actually stop them eating holes in the frame ? Anything I need to do in addition, or watch out for ?Posted 3 months agolovewookieSubscriber
helitape, then a wrap of old inner tube. if the inner tube starts to go, you’ll see it and be able to act.
mudhugger has been fine of my bikes. I had a Zefal seatstay mounted thing before, ate it’s way quite far in. Thankfully it was on a fairly industrial tube, had it been another bike, it’d worn right through.Posted 3 months agoOnzadogMember
I wrapped my stays with scotch self amalgamating tape and use 4 zip ties either side. Tape stays on all year but guards come of briefly in the dry season. I can then see the marks where the zip ties were for refitting.
Make sure th zip ties are tight to reduce rattle/vibration.Posted 3 months agoescrsMember
Ive just fitted one to my FS bike and did the following
Fitted the supplied helitape, then i fitted three zip ties per side on the top of the helitape (not actually mounting the mudhugger) trimmed the ends off and then mounted the mudhugger on top of the zip ties so the mud hugger actually sits on the zip ties not the frame and you can see a small gap between the frame and mudhugger and then fitted the mud huggers zip ties as per normal
The thinking behind this is if the mudhugger is elevated off the frame and it does move around and starts to cause any damage it will break one of the zip ties first which im more likely to noticePosted 3 months agoreluctantjumperSubscriber
I’ve got Mudhuggers on 2 of my bikes and you need to get some thick, decent helitape to protect a frame properly. Get some of the proper 3M stuff, mine aren’t worn through yet after 3 winters. I know they say not to but I use all 6 holes each side with thick cable ties, stops any movement whatsoever and the Mudhugger just bends and bounces back if I crash or drop the bike. I tried the tube wrap on one bike but it just wore through it in 2 rides, much better to double wrap helitape if you need to. It helps that both bikes have straight tubes to mount it on, the other bike has a curve and they don’t play nicely with that one!Posted 3 months agoajantomSubscriber
You can buy it with double-sided tape already on.Posted 3 months ago
A lot of people use the fluffy/soft side of velcro on bikes to stop chains hitting stays, etc.
Make sure plastic is clean and trim to fit. It’s pretty strong glue, so doesn’t cone loose.
Just gives an extra layer of protection between plastic and helitape.cardoSubscriber
I’ve run a mudhugger on the rear of my Singular for the last 2 Winters with just the supplied helitape and using all the cable ties and it’s been fine.Posted 3 months ago
Remove it as soon as the Chilterns dry out and refit for the Winter.
The tape is doing the job and showing a minor scuff mark from the mudhugger…
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