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Chainstay Protector with Brushed Ti Frame?(4 posts)

Chainstay Protector with Brushed Ti Frame?Citius
Apr 12, 2001 3:34 AM
It's not Campy v Shimano, but it's something I've been wondering about. I've got a brushed Ti frame with a clear chainstay protector adhered to the chainstay. What am I protecting? There's no paint there, and I don't think that the chain could cut in to the Ti. Do most of you with brushed Ti frames use them?

re: Chainstay Protector with Brushed Ti Frame?PsyDoc
Apr 12, 2001 5:16 AM
I have a brushed Ti frame and I use one as well. Although highly unlikely, if the chain were to rub/grind against the chainstay for a considerable amount of time, I think that there is the possibility it could cut into the Ti. I have a chainstay protector to protect against scratches, even though they are easily removed on a brushed Ti frame with a Scotchbrite pad.
re: Chainstay Protector with Brushed Ti Frame?pmf
Apr 12, 2001 7:09 AM
You don't need one. My bruched ti bike doesn't have one. I've never caused any damage to the stay. If do you scratch ti, the blemish can be rubbed out pretty easily with a scotch brite pad or steel wool. Its not doing any harm though -- except maybe adding a whopping 0.124 grams of weight to your bike.
re: Chainstay Protector with Brushed Ti Frame?grz mnky
Apr 12, 2001 9:30 AM
Steel is harder and tougher than ti so by using the protector you minimize and damage to the chainstay. In the grand scheme of things it's pretty minor since the chain doesn't come in to much contact, nor is the force very high - unlike a MTB on a rough descent.

You'll just keep you bike looking a tad bit better and avoid little dents.