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PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2012 1:38 pm 
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I am looking for a chrome chainstay protector without any branding for my Merckx frame. I dont want one of these because the Merckx typeface is fifferent from the 90's standard. I would prefer not to have the Campagnolo version either but just a plain one.

Any help much appreciated.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2012 2:53 pm 
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Why not visit a vinyl sign writer company and ask for an off cut of chrome foil vinyl ?

For a couple of quid you maybe able to get a 2 feet by 6 inch piece of vinyl foil and then cut your own size/shape to match your frame.

I got myself some gold chrome vinyl and so far three mates have copied me :D

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2012 10:28 pm 
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Looks great, will have to look in to that.....


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2012 11:20 am 
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kettlo wrote:
Looks great, will have to look in to that.....


The thing is with vinyl chrome you can cut it to any shape you please, thats if your good with a craft knife
I normally make a paper template of where the foil has to go, then when happy cut the actual foil out
and apply to the frame carefully, One friend has actually covered his rear stays and looks like its chrome plated 8)


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 17, 2012 3:54 am 
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Hi Kettlo :-) PM your address buddy & I'll ship it out to you :-) (assuming I can find it :roll: ) I know I've got 1 somewhere. Later buddy, Laz.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2012 10:07 pm 
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Another alternative:

Halfords Bikehut do a clear frame protector set. I reshaped the chainstay one to remove the Bikehut logo. It's almost invisible on my bike....

http://www.halfords.com/webapp/wcs/stor ... yId_165524

.....no use if you want to cover up scratches on the chainstay, though.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2012 11:23 pm 
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Thanks for that but I really wanted the chrome one for a restoration to give it that late 80's early 90's look. The joke about it is, is that it's only really for the look of it and not the protection....


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2012 3:12 pm 
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I've got a used one on my Rossin that I hate a lot.
So if you can wait a couple of weeks till I get to London you can have it gratis.

You cover the post bit though.

Pm me.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2012 12:36 am 
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Thanks very much, but a very kind gentleman on here has sorted me out with one already, but maybe somebody else on here would take you up on your kind offer.

Thanks again

Stephen


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 26, 2012 2:57 am 
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Massive thanks to Lazarus, who has furnished me with an excellent example of the above mentioned item and all out of the kindness of his heart. A good man to know.......

Thanks!!!!!!!!!


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