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    Chainstay protection?

    What are you guys running on your chainstay to keep it protected?
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    I bought a Lizzardskin thing for 8 bucks at my LBS, it fits my bike well.

    Some people use old tire tubes... some people use hockey tape I think they all work pretty well.

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    nothing better than a cut up inner tube and a roll of electrical tape. Works like a charm and you can easily replace them whenevery you need to.

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    cheap and effective

    A recycled innertube cut to fit and held on with a zip tie.

    Patent Pending...

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    An old tube. Holding it on with zip ties. Also depending on your bike, I seen a Nomad post in which the rider took the rear dropout off and put on some heat shrink, it looked really sweet.

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    WOW, all at the same time.

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    Velo 3M adhesive ones... like em cause their also transparent... sorta...

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    Innertube slid over the chainstay by opening the horst link up.

    Did both sides just to keep the bike balanced, didn't want to be leaning to one side you know.

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    Just to be different, I cut a section of old garden hose, THEN wrapped it with electrical tape.

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    Shrink wrap tubing. With the Nomad, the derailleur hanger is the whole dropout, so unbolt that, and you just slip some shrink wrap over the chainstay, blow dry, looks cllleeeeaaannnn.

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    A product for bike chainstays called Staywrap. It's tough, inexpensive, and looks good. I've have some of this on a '99 Bullit since 2000. It's still there, it still works, and it still looks good. It coils in a manner to fit just about any shaped chainstay. I also have it on 3 other MTBs.
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    I use the good old fashioned inner tube tied like a Fly fishing lure so I only need to tape/zip tie one side. The staywrap that TNC posted works like a charm too and it's a cleaner looking tube IMO. But with the amount of old tubes we have lying around I have to put them to some use.
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    Tube + zipties. Lizard Skins don't last as long, and they cost money.

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    Right now I have it wrapped in electrical tape. but its starting to wear out, so Ill probably wrap it with a tube then electrical tape.

    Much cheaper than lizard skin, and you dont have those PETA people knocking on your door cause you killed and skinned a lizard.

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    I'm a big fan of the old tube wrapped around the chainstay and held in place with cable ties.

    But what happens in 10 years time when we're all riding tubeless and have no need for tubes.

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    Old tube and zip ties.

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    i use some twisted telephone cable bought at the dollar store, with 2 pieces of tape at both ends... it protecs well, looks good and is good protection.

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