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PostPosted: Sun Nov 23, 2008 11:05 am 
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Location: No brakes? Way to commit soldier.
Electrical tape, available in lots of colours, cheap, light and easy to remove and re-apply.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 23, 2008 12:09 pm 
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kaiser wrote:
Helicopter tape is meant to be good, will be trying some myself.


I use it. A couple of wraps works for me, looks really clean (unless it gets dirty :lol: ) and uncluttered.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 23, 2008 1:44 pm 
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Best chainstay protector I've ever had is the Pace Carbon Armor one. Fantastic :D


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 23, 2008 2:15 pm 
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Either a lizard skin neoprene thingymebob or an XT sharkfin with some clear fablon stuck underneath it.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 23, 2008 3:31 pm 
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This is what I used, clear helicopter tape, you can get about 3-4 chainstays out of this, great seller too.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... 0098223459


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 23, 2008 7:17 pm 
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The inner tube method ,i tuck in the start of it ,stretching it as i wrap it around ,then finish off at the back with a zip tie
Plus the fact it costs nothing :D
And surprisingly looks quite nice


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 24, 2008 1:01 pm 
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An inner tube is good, but if you have an old tyre with a torn sidewall thats beyond repair, you can cut a strip of tread off it and zip tie that onto the chainstay. :D

Needs a bit of care to get a good cut off the tyre, and obviously the strip is slightly curved so needs careful zip tying, but the end result is ace and also deadens the noise of chainslap 8)


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 24, 2008 2:21 pm 
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Lizard Skin.

You can get them from Halfrauds, £10 or so. They velcro on, but I have added 2 zip ties just to be sure :wink:

I think they look good as you can colour code with them :D

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