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    Do you use a chaintay protector (or just use the black wrap that's already there)?

    Not sure what's the done thing here^^^?

    If you do use one of those velcro wraps - can you recommend one that fits well (Large 2007 5 Spot)?

    Thanks.

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    I have found cloth bar tape to work very well. Not only does it dampen the sound of the chain hitting the stay it also doesn't get cut up like the Lizard Skinz do. I finish the ends off with electrical type and it seems to last for about 2 years without needing to be replaced.
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    I use an old set of Oury grips zip tied to the chain stay. I've used the same ones on two different bikes for over 5 years.

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    Jumbo Lizard Skin.
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    I use plastic spiral wrap and electrical tape.
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    I'll second the cloth bar tape. Wrap it tight and finish the ends with electrical tape. Quiet and last you long time.
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    I use the fuzzy side of a velcro strip - just make sure you round out all the corners.
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    I had an old Panaracer Hybrid tire I cut up with some snips and made a bulletproof chain guard - a few zip ties to secure it, and you're recycling old bike stuff for new uses.....

    And, it's super durable too.........4 years goin'!
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    as much as i like the recycled parts idea that i used to do (old road bike tires so the chain could slide over it rather than hang up on knobs), i now prefer the lizard skins wraps and have em on all my bikes. ive used these since they showed up 12 or so years ago and dig how they keep things quiet, the clean look and the fact i can toss em in the wash with my shop rags to keep em that way. the stock sticker wont last long or protect the entire stay like a full length wrap will.
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    Um I go for the factory look, I cut and dice a long strip of tube, zip tie the ends to finish, yep those things that holds up ya tires, cut a long strip and wrap tight overlapping around the chain stay!

    Lasts forever is the quietest method for chain slap imo (though I use CGs so no issues there) stays clean no dirt build up like lizard skins wrap over time!

    Just me I do this to all bikes that pass through my place, whether I own em or not they get the ta tubey cs treatment, its my gift
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    Emmm... why do you use a chainstay protector? (I never have - what am I missing?)

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    It's nice and quiet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tald
    Emmm... why do you use a chainstay protector? (I never have - what am I missing?)
    you aint missing anything. i only use the black logo thing too.

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    What T says

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    I do the old tube and black electrical tape thing, cheap, clean, quiet and cheap.
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    yeah, but isnt it kinda expencive?
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    I prefer to think of it as a chain-slap dampener.............Push is working on a retrofit combo rocker/Horst-Link CSD system...you TNT guys will have to wait.
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    Wow, guys. Thanks for all the responses. Think I'll give the inner tube option a go - have plenty of them laying around!

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    I'm a bit late to this, but I'll add that I also run an old Road inner tube. Cut the length of the chainstay, then slipped tightly over the chainstay by undoing the link at the back. You will probably only be able to do that with a Horst link rear stay however.

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    Use a light weight tube, cut the area around the valve stem out. Then, cut the tube in half length-wise so that you have two halves that will lay flat instead of a round tube. Wrap the chainstay tightly. No need to use zip ties on the end that you start on, only on the end of the stay that you finish the wrap.

    A recent wrap job on a Highline -

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    If it needed one DT would have put one on there.
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    Chainstay protectors are a crutch.

    Chainstay protectors are ghey.

    Aside from that, I use the old slit tube wrapped around the chainstay and electrical tape for the ends. Works like no other.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jokermtb
    I prefer to think of it as a chain-slap dampener.............Push is working on a retrofit combo rocker/Horst-Link CSD system...you TNT guys will have to wait.
    There's a good bumper sticker right there!


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