• 11-28-2012
    nvphatty
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by AC/BC View Post
    Strip of raw hide.

    They sell raw hide by the pound at Axe Man (CHEAP)

    Use scissors to cut them accordantly. wipsh!

    does it come in a rainbow of colors though??
  • 11-28-2012
    AC/BC
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by nvphatty View Post
    does it come in a rainbow of colors though??

    You can dye rawhide or paint it just like shoe leather.
  • 11-28-2012
    nvphatty
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by AC/BC View Post
    You can dye rawhide or paint it just like shoe leather.

    yippy tie yai aye!!
  • 02-18-2013
    Trilancing
    On a derailleur bike, does the entire stay need to be wrapped, or does just the top of the stay need to be protected?

    I'm wondering if the bottom of the stay ever gets slapped, since the rear derailleur puts that part of the chain further away.

    I'm thinking about cutting up a tire, but then what about that plastic electrical wire tubing stuff? On the back of server cabinets, they'll combine cabling in this tubular sheath, for organization, and then zip-tie it shut. It's plastic, but the ridges could act like shock absorbers and should flex enough to protect the frame, but I guess it wouldn't be air/water tight and muck could get in there.
  • 02-18-2013
    nvphatty
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Trilancing View Post
    On a derailleur bike, does the entire stay need to be wrapped, or does just the top of the stay need to be protected?

    I'm wondering if the bottom of the stay ever gets slapped, since the rear derailleur puts that part of the chain further away

    Personal preference really as the top has the most potential to get chain rub etc it would be wise to atleast cover it.
  • 02-18-2013
    patineto
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Trilancing View Post
    On a derailleur bike, does the entire stay need to be wrapped, or does just the top of the stay need to be protected?

    I'm wondering if the bottom of the stay ever gets slapped, since the rear derailleur puts that part of the chain further away.

    If you get "chain suck" you will need protection on the side of the chainstay and sometimes also the bottom side.
  • 02-18-2013
    Harvie
    Scotch 2228 tape thicker than inner tubes and once wraped its there for good.....

    Home Depot/Lowes 9 bucks
  • 02-18-2013
    JoeG
    Scotch 2228

    +1
  • 10-29-2013
    Shakey Jake
    So I'm thinking that I dye up some rawhide to look like bacon. That's gonna fix it.

    Jake
  • 10-29-2013
    OFFcourse
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    It amazes me how fugly some people manage to make an inner tube look on a chainstay.

    Attachment 842756
  • 03-31-2014
    dtaylor
    have seen this cable wrap on many mtb's

    Cable Wrap from Estco Enterprises

    dave
  • 03-31-2014
    NYrr496
    After I finish trimming the excess tube between the tire and rim while doing ghetto tubless, I use the 1" strip on the chainstay. Looks awesome.
  • 03-31-2014
    Bearhunter
    Best chainstay protection?
    I am using rubber splicing tape. You can pick it up at any hardware store.

  • 03-31-2014
    patineto
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Bearhunter View Post
    I am using rubber splicing tape. You can pick it up at any hardware store.


    I have also used "self vulcanizing" tape instead of the typical "mister tuffy" on certain ones of my bikes it works really well with square or sharp edges since it conforms to them quite easily.
  • 03-31-2014
    Bearhunter
    Best chainstay protection?
    Yeah I like it a lot. On separate note, I really like what you did to your 9zero7.
  • 03-31-2014
    patineto
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    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Bearhunter View Post
    Yeah I like it a lot. On separate note, I really like what you did to your 9zero7.

    Thanks here is one more of the Orange's on my WTB Phoenix, sadly I have not found anymore of that color and shape in many years of searching, Tuffy's suck anyway as tire puncture protection..


    Attachment 881625
  • 04-01-2014
    mtbxplorer
    My LBS did a lovely inner tube wrap when they built the bike, but it got weird and fuzzy, I think from salt water.
  • 04-01-2014
    digidelia
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Bearhunter View Post
    I am using rubber splicing tape. You can pick it up at any hardware store.


    a little off topic, but can you post shots/info of your rear rack setup? i'm in the market for one for my fatboy. thanks!
  • 04-01-2014
    Bearhunter
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by digidelia View Post
    a little off topic, but can you post shots/info of your rear rack setup? i'm in the market for one for my fatboy. thanks!

    Here you go, I did this a few days ago.

    http://forums.mtbr.com/fat-bikes/omm...oy-906068.html

    Since that posting I have been talking with Channing from OMM and he will be refining the "fatboy rack package". He is aware that the Fatboy requires larger band clamps (if using the alternate method of mounting as described in the thread linked above).

    I also have some mud shovels enroute, and the plan is to mount them between the tire and rack. OMM siad they would send larger lower brackets if the rack needs to be raised to accomodate.
  • 04-01-2014
    Anthem1
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by bjfalken View Post
    just as good as singlespeed is Sram Type 2. and to a lesser extent, Shimano Shadow Plus. seriously, i don't know why there aren't any clutch deraileurs on here ever

    This, treat the cause not the symptom.
  • 04-08-2015
    ADKMTNBIKER
    I just used some old clear, vinyl tubing I had laying around. I don't have a camera right now, but will post a pic. in a couple of days.
  • 04-08-2015
    blockphi
    I go bare. I don't trust a biker whose bike is immaculate. Paint chips and scrapes, mismatched wheels, saddles patched with duct tape, grips that are worn smooth - these are what I expect to see on a bike. Not pristine paint and shiny parts.

    Or get a clutch der to keep the chain from slapping to begin with as others have said.
  • 04-08-2015
    2:01
    I've always just used an old tube as the base layer, then a quick wrap with hockey tape. Easy and cheap.
  • 04-08-2015
    03'Darin
    Here's another vote for the scotch brand thick electrical tape. Stretches nicely so it applies exceptionally well as the chain stay diameter changes. Also is thick so it absorbs impacts well. I did the entire chain stay on the drive side and a few inches on the non drive side where my heel sometimes hits. A few months in and it still looks like I just installed it.
  • 04-08-2015
    BansheeRune
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    The good ole grip tape cs protector...cleanliness ftw...
  • 04-09-2015
    blue_biker
    I just use a good clutched dérailleur
  • 04-09-2015
    BansheeRune
    The only bike in my fleet that has a clutch type rd is my fatty.

    Looks like I need another 10 of the bastards...
  • 04-15-2015
    herder
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by 03'Darin View Post
    Here's another vote for the scotch brand thick electrical tape. Stretches nicely so it applies exceptionally well as the chain stay diameter changes. Also is thick so it absorbs impacts well. I did the entire chain stay on the drive side and a few inches on the non drive side where my heel sometimes hits. A few months in and it still looks like I just installed it.

    Which one is it exactly?


    My bike is white with red so I would like to find something decent on one of those colors. Plus I got the cable running along it and it comes up right onto the bottom of the chainstay.