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    F29 : "supergluing" a chainstay protector

    Looking to buy this CF chainstay protector for my Flah29. Dealer told the 2 gluing options are the followings : either sylicone or better a bicomponent superglue. Ok for the superglue then,any harm to frame's finish tho ?
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    super glue can really do bad **** to some plastics. i wouldn't trust it. use silicone.

    heck...get the niner bikes chainstay guard. it isn't real carbon. it is still liught enough, looks like fauz carbon and it stick real good. i have one on my moots rsl and it does what it is supposed to and hasn't started to peel.
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    I would use "shoe-goo", or one of its various labeled presentations. Stronger and more tenacious than a reg silicone, and can ultimately be rubbed off. A thin film put down, 1/2 inch all the way around inside edge and taped firmly, completely for a 12-24 certain cure. It will not come off, but you have not used too much in case you need to ever remove.
    I have used safely on carbon, paint -many material surfaces on a bike.


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    I don't experience a major chain slap on my Flash 29 C2.
    After all it's a HT.

    So IMO the carbon protector is an overkill and if the purpose is to protect the paint and frame, I wouldn't glue anything permanently to it, other than a clear protection tape.
    I use the Lizard-skins 29er chainstay protector and it's been great - no damage to the stay...
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    Bad idea... just get plastic that wraps around it that cannondale sell... note I have two Lefty bikes and no serious chain slapping...

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    Use silicone for sure, DO NOT use super glue, you will never get it off, it will get water under it, it will damage your paint job, its just not the right thing to use on a bike.
    Silicone will give you a nice water tight finish if applied properly, it doesnt react with water and its easy to peal off paint work and wont effect it.
    Just use regular clear window sealant, it will do a great job, cheers
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    Another option is double-sided carpet tape or contact cement. Both will be safe on your frame.
    I personally use the Lizard Skins.

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    Yep, im not keen on the hard/carbon protectors either, makes to much noise when the chain is slappin, i like to reduce every bit of noise i can on the bike, it makes for a more peaceful ride, but each to their own..
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    Quote Originally Posted by wallstreet View Post
    ... note I have two Lefty bikes and no serious chain slapping...
    Well let's face it,this carbon thing has a 90% bling over function factor. No worries tho,I've found another one that has can be zip tied
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    Quote Originally Posted by Devastazione View Post
    Well let's face it,this carbon thing has a 90% bling over function factor. No worries tho,I've found another one that has can be zip tied
    Zip tie will reduce the bling factor by 90%. ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Devastazione View Post
    Well let's face it,this carbon thing has a 90% bling over function factor. No worries tho,I've found another one that has can be zip tied


    Buddy try this:-

    http://www.cannondale-parts.de/epage...Products/1A501

    Cannondale have a Velcro fastened one too and I have that on hi-mod and this plastic styled one on my 29er.

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    Try some 3M automative acrylic attachment tape. I used it for my car's body kit and it won't damage the paint.

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    Spammer, exact same post ten times over in threads with no relevance. cheers
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    Duuuude! Check it:
    Homemade Chainstay Protector
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