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    Chainstay guard

    Just got a 2013 Spearfish 2 and would like to know what everyone is doing to protect their chainstay. With the cable routed on the bottom of it I'm in a quandary as to the best way to protect both the bike and the cable.

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    Take cable/housing out of the cable stops/guides. Wrap the chainstay with a tube. Put the cable/housing back in the guides.

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    RE: Chainstay guard

    If the cs guard is nylon cut a slit into for the stops and guides to protrude through.


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    I understand protecting the chainstay, but what about the cable? Won't it take a beating from the chain? Would there be a problem other than cable access to wrapping over the cable? Seems like an oversight to me to run the cable in such an obviously damageable area.

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    Gordon,

    You can buy one of the Lizard Skins: Neoprene Chainstay Protector - Standard | Lizard Skins

    Or you can copy what I did here: Chainstay guard-photo-2.jpg

    I just cut up an old tube into two 12 inch long sections and wrapped them around the chainstay. I used four zip ties to fasten it on the bike. It isn't the fanciest of solutions, but works great to protect the chainstay and cables as well as cut down on the noise a bit.

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    Decided to use some fuel line I had in the garage to cover the cable with. It's 1/4 inside diameter. I cut it to fit between the mounts for the zip ties, slit it lengthwise and put it over the cable. While I had the zip ties off I covered the chain stay with Scotch 130c electrical rubber tape. Looks okay and I feel better knowing something is protecting the cable.

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    I also use a tube and I wrap all the way up to the cracks and as far back as I can. I had the Race Face cranks on my Mamasita and that bike would chain suck and the chain would get stuck between the chain rings and frame it jacked my frame up so bad I could not sell it. I changed the crank set and the problem went away the guys with the RF cranks on their Big Mamas were having the same problem back then. I have become so gun shy (paranoid) about all my chain stays, wrapping is the first thing I do on my new bikes when they get home. Gordon I must say shame on you! you are a bad man! you got a new Mukluk2 and (I'm sitting here waiting on mine to get here) you post about it but no photos!!

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    Use Scotch 2268 mastic self-bonding electrical tape. You can find my writeup on doing this here. It works very well and looks a lot better than a tube or the normal plastic tape.

    Here is a photo of my El Mariachi Ti done up this way as well.

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    Nice solution! Thanks for sharing.

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    Your cable doesn't need to be covered up. You'll find you only get chain slap on the top of the chainstay not the bottom. Rear derailleur cables have been run under the chainstay since the stone ages with no problems.

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