Best way to protect frame from chain slap

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    • #121443

      I have some paint and graphics worn off from chain slap I need to sand and paint the area but do they make good chain protectors or should I just wrap a tube around the frame like most people do is there any material that would damage the chain?

    • #121444

      You can buy ultra-cheap chain guards on ebay that wrap around the chainstay and fasten via Velcro. I have one on my Yukon but on my other bike, I just wrapped a piece of tube and fastened it with some zip ties. Both do the job just fine.

    • #121445

      Thanks

    • #121447

      Go the hardware store and ask for rubber mastic or insulated electrical tape, that’s the ticket.

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    • #121448

      Best of all go support your LBS and spend $10 on a chainstay protector along these lines. (I prefer the velcroed neoprene.)

      http://shop.lizardskins.com/collections … -chainstay

      http://shop.lizardskins.com/collections … ctor-jumbo

    • #121449

      I use an old piece of garden hose and a few zip-ties. Works great. After awhile lizardskins and even tubes can get tore up. I can use the same section of garden hose the entire season.

      If you are one of those "crazy gram counting people," lizardskins makes a carbon fiber protector that works well.

    • #121450

      Lizard skins all the way. Second season on both of mine.

    • #121452

      Spend the $10 on Lizardskin chainstay protector. If your bike is a junker, you don’t care what the chainstay looks like so I assume you care about the appearance of the frame. Lizardskins have a tough fabric cover over something cushiony plus velcro the whole length – it never moves. If I could just find something as good to protect the rest of the bike from those jumping rocks!

    • #121453

      I use an old tube wrapped around and taped on the ends. Had the same one for 2+yrs now.

    • #121454
      "dgaddis" wrote

      I use an old tube wrapped around and taped on the ends. Had the same one for 2+yrs now.

      I do this, but zip tie it instead of the tape.

    • #121455

      I did the same thing tube wrapped with zip ties on a low budget and bike is well broken in maybe get skins when I can one day get a new bike

    • #121456
      "rade8u2" wrote

      Lizard skins all the way. Second season on both of mine.

      +1 on Lizard Skins!! Just make sure that you get the correct sized one. I bought the "Lizard Skins Super Jumbo Chainstay Protector". Perfect fit on my MTB… @ $8.10 on Amazon, you can’t go wrong for that price.

    • #121457

      Have used both Lizard skins and a tube, and find an old tube to be the cheapest and best option. Lizard skins look great until they get torn up. Tubes seem to be more hard wearing.

    • #121458

      Yep I touched up the paint and wrapped a tube with zip ties works great

    • #121460

      Picked it up for $10 at Lowes yesterday. Goinng ot find out how well it works today. I didn’t really care for the lizard skin too much.

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    • #121461

      ^ Best stuff right there!

      Looks like they changed the name. It used to be called Rubber Mastic Tape

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