Chain stay protectors

satkin55

Dirt Disciple
After some opinions here.

I've just had my Falcon Black Diamond frame resprayed and am building it back up now. I want to preserve the paint job as long as possible. The bike didn't have a chain stay protector fitted - what do people think about fitting one? I was thinking a clear one like helicopter tape.

Is it acceptable to fit one like that, even though it's not original?
Or would you leave it off?
 

jim haseltine

Retro Guru
Back in the day stainless steel or plastic self-adhesive protectors were a popular accessory. I couldn't find any when I did my lockdown build so ended up making one from thin stainless sheet and attached it with strong double-sided tape.
 

Midlife

Retro Wizard
There was no such thing in my day lol. To protect the paint a strip of helicopter tape is as good as anything unless you want to get some thing with a brand name on it?
 

satkin55

Dirt Disciple
There was no such thing in my day lol. To protect the paint a strip of helicopter tape is as good as anything unless you want to get some thing with a brand name on it?
I've got decals on the chain stays already, so a clear protector is the best option.
 
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