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    Chainstay protector on scalpel

    Are you scalpel owners usung any kind of guard on your chainstay or just leaving the little plastic stock piece that came on the bike?

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    Personally, I say use a tube.

    Quote Originally Posted by Brik
    Are you scalpel owners usung any kind of guard on your chainstay or just leaving the little plastic stock piece that came on the bike?
    It has to be very thin. mabe a single layer of tube zip-tied down?
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    I've had the stock piece on mine for 3 yrs without even thinking about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brik
    Are you scalpel owners usung any kind of guard on your chainstay or just leaving the little plastic stock piece that came on the bike?
    I've been using a Lizard Skin Jumbo chainstay protector. Hardened steel chain vs. carbon fiber stay makes me a little nervous. Better safe than sorry in my book.
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    chain slap?

    I took my Scalpel 3000 out for its maiden voyage today and noticed a lot of chain slap when coasting on rougher sections, is this the norm for this bike? I used to ride a F3000 hardtail with little chain slap and I had run telephone cord around the chainstay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skinl19
    I took my Scalpel 3000 out for its maiden voyage today and noticed a lot of chain slap when coasting on rougher sections, is this the norm for this bike? I used to ride a F3000 hardtail with little chain slap and I had run telephone cord around the chainstay.
    Yep, pretty common on most FS bikes I've ridden. That extra motion really gets that chain whipping. That's why I use a Lizard Skin protector.
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