- What do you use as a chainstay protector?
Dull topic, but as the title says, I’m looking for ideas on what people use as a chainstay protector. I need to replace the neoprene guard on 3 bikes at the moment. With a Lizard Skins guard starting around £7 that will be too much for a tight-fisted Scotsman to shell out on some small pieces of rubbery fabric.
I’m considering self-amalgamating tape, or an old inner tube. I’ve not used the SA tape before – is it any good / fit for this purpose?
Any other alternative ideas?Posted 6 years agoioloMember
Squash/Tennis racket tape
Or similar. You can get it the same colour of your frame.Posted 6 years agocoreMember
A neoprene chainstay protector, mine has done over 5 years, is a bit oily but perfect besides, you can remove it quickly, wash it, dry it, cost about a fiver, I don’t know why people bother bodging anything else when there’s a readily available, relatively cheap product designed specifically for the purpose on the market.
Of the above, I’m only vaguely tempted to think the squash/tennis racket handle tape might be good, as it tends to be quite thick/spongy but with a pretty resilient/water resistant outer. Lots of colours available too.Posted 6 years agoroggMember
Carbon fibre effect vinyl wrap self-adhesive stuff.Posted 6 years ago
I bought a sheet of it from Amazon to tidy up some bits on my track day car and keep finding new uses for it. I’ve got patches of it protecting the paintwork on the other car where the bike rack fits, and anywhere that gets scratched on my son’s bike tends to get a patch as well. £4.95 for 1.5m x 0.5myunkiMember
When my dear old Nan died, she left me her leg in her will.. (her left one, obviously, before anyone asks)
Unsure as to what to do with it, I gave it to my pet fish, who stripped it clean after a couple of weeks..
The left over bones were put to a variety of uses.. I used the foot bones to build a miniature replica of stonehenge inside a bottle garden..
The tibia was utilised as a beater by a 9 foot tall Nova Scotian bodhrán player, the fibula was carved into a delicate flute for a tiny elfin lady called Joan the wad, who I met whilst she was passing through on her way to Treworgy..
And so on to the femur.. which was split in half lengthways and carved to make two chainstay protectors.. one for each of my bikes..
So there’s your answer.. be nice to your Nan..Posted 6 years agotheonlywayisupMember
Thanks for all the replies and suggestions.
xc-steve – Member
The fluffy side of velcro simple.
I did have a THE branded one a few years ago and it was made out of that material. Worked really well.
I’ve got some old inner tubes in the garage, so I guess I’ll go with that tried and tested (and free) method. Nice to recycle stuff too 😀Posted 6 years ago
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