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    Scalpel chainstay protector recommendations?

    I'm planning on getting a 2005 Scalpel (most likely a matte black 2000) and have read on C'dale's site about how important it is to protect the chainstays on them. I know C'dale puts a protector on them, but I want to add some safety margin. Does anyone have any recommendations on what to use? I prefer non-descript ones -- the plainer, the better.

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    Put a Lizard-Skin. Cannondale makes (or get someone else to do it for them) a Cannondale Branded Lizard-Skin. Black with a small logo.

    DAN.GEROUS.NET : MOUNTAIN BIKING : CYCLOCROSS : ROAD :

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    Inner tube zip tied on works great.

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    I second that . . .

    also old slicks or old tires are good but can be hard to cut

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    Inner tube with talcum powder underneath zip tied to the stays or

    and my favourite

    Lizard skins over the stays. They're washable and roll if the chain slaps the stays.
    Work very well and are prefered.

    Inner tubes can tear if the chain slpas them hard and often enough

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    try a rubber rim strip. cut it so you just have a long piece of rubber, and then wrap it and tape the ends. looks very professionaly too

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    Yo' Quiero...

    Here, lizard, lizard...yo' quiero 'lizard skin'

    That piece of clear adhesive tape on my Scalpel 900, was a JoKE!!! I mean, come on! Seriously, was Cannondale thinking, as much as a chain normally slaps around on a chain stay - a piece of clear tape would protect it! That is sooo cheezey!

    I recall on one bike ride, some 25 miles away from home and any bike shop - I forgot my lizard skin. But thanks to my allergies, I had a handkerchief with me, and wrapped it around the chain stay - double knotted it. It held for my usual 30 mile ride. And saved my carbon fiber chain stay from getting scrattched! Saved the ride!
    Last edited by mtnbkr57; 03-27-2005 at 07:18 AM.

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    My homemade chainstays for my Scalpel

    1. Spiral Cable Wrap
    2. Electrical Tape

    It's dirt cheap. Total costs $4.87. All can be bought at your local Radio Shack. Just my .02 cents.
    Last edited by subzero; 03-28-2005 at 10:02 PM.

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    If you decide to go the Lizard Skin route make sure that you get the JUMBO version. The jumbo version barely fits as it is.
    The more complicated it is, the more that can go wrong.

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