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What is the best chainstay protector ?(13 posts)

What is the best chainstay protector ?noupi
May 21, 2002 6:26 PM
re: What is the best chainstay protector ?Avanti Guy
May 22, 2002 1:18 AM
Are you sure that you need one there is a saving of at least 2 grams by not using one, that would equate to a huge time saving on a 20KM climb!
re: What is the best chainstay protector ?pa rider
May 22, 2002 3:07 AM
I had a nice Gary Klein mtb in 1995, so I used ski saver on my down tube. Seemed to work well with the chain stay as well.
Bonded kevlar to my chainstayspeedisgood
May 22, 2002 5:13 AM
Had some leftover kevlar from a frame repair and thought it would work well on a chainstay.

Ooops! I think I just voided my warranty! Oh wait. I guess GT voided my warranty when they went chapter 11.
Dr. Frankenstein I presume?Nessism
May 22, 2002 8:24 AM
Wicked good!
sexiest chainstay protectortarwheel
May 22, 2002 7:02 AM
Go to the coloradocyclist.com website or look in their catalogue for the Tommasini faux carbon fiber chainstay protector. Really cool looking, particularly if you have a carbon fork and/or frame. Costs $6.
re: What is the best chainstay protector ?fracisco
May 22, 2002 8:09 AM
I would think that 3M Stoneguard would be great on the chainstay. It's a clear film that is often applied on the front of trucks, and on headlights, to prevent nicks and chipping of paint. I don't know if you can buy a small sheet of it, since I only see complete 'kits' advertised for specific vehicles.

http://www.stoneguard.com/sgcontent/what_sg.asp

Just found a site that sells individual sheets:

http://www.xpel.com/bulk.html
Cloth Handlebar Tape is durable, and looks decent. (NM)gemcity
May 22, 2002 9:31 AM
It's from Radio Shack, and it's CHEAP!floatch
May 22, 2002 11:26 AM
It's a plastic wrap computer guys use for wrapping wires together. I'm not sure what it's called, but it's glossy black and looks like a telephone cord (a bit wider & thicker). Looks really cool when wrapped tightly, is just about as durable as anything you can imagine, and weighs next to nothing. You can't beat that!
re: What is the best chainstay protector ?KurtVF
May 22, 2002 5:43 PM
I've got a clear stick on one I got from my LBS for about $2. It looks great cause you can't see it. People that worry about the weight of a tiny piece of plastic are the same fools that worry about the weight of the paint.
Ti bike frame!grzy
May 23, 2002 3:21 PM
Go for the clear "Sta Tuff" if you're all out of ti.
steel frame w/ chrome stays!bianchi boy
May 23, 2002 7:19 PM
for us guys who can't afford ti
I agree, get Stay-TuffI Love Shimano
May 23, 2002 10:36 PM
The black one looks great, thte clear one's are great too. Cheap stuff BTW!