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Chainguards(6 posts)

Oct 26, 2003 2:36 AM
Can anyone recommend a chainguard that won't peel off my chainstay. The chainstays on my bike are oval at the bottom bracket and change to circular near the rear dropouts.

I tried two of the Lizard Skins carbon fibre guards and I've tried some of the clear adhesive sheeting you can get for frames but none of these worked.

Does anybody have a recommendation or another alternative that might work ?
chain gaurd?the bull
Oct 26, 2003 3:37 AM
Reminds me of my old Schwinn.
Wish I had digital pictures.
chain gaurd?alchemy
Oct 26, 2003 4:18 PM
Sorry, I meant the chainstay protectors that stop the chain chipping the paintwork when you shift from the large to small ring.
re: Chainguardsrussw19
Oct 26, 2003 7:51 PM
Take an old innertube, carefully cut it to shape so it doesn't look as home made as this solution is, then use some small zip ties to hold it in place. If you put the zip ties very near your BB shell and all the way back to your dropouts, you won't notice them that much.

Other than that, Lizard Skins makes a few neoprene protecters that velcro on.

The thing I always use is clear hockey stick tape. It's thicker than most adhesive chain protecters and is clear so it's not noticable.

re: ChainguardsVaughnA
Oct 27, 2003 7:21 AM
try this stuff. I've seen it sold as a chainstay protector in bike shops for 5 bucks for enought to do one bike. Buy the same stuff at radio shack for half the price and get enough to do two bikes. It works great, is quiet (I use it on my mountain bike) and lasts forever. Just wrap it along the stay and tuck under the ends.

re: Chainguardsrm6rider
Oct 29, 2003 7:23 PM
Ever tried zip ties?