Home made chainstay protectors.

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7/22/2012 2:27 PM

The subject poped up over at the bmx site.Was wondering what you guy's have come up with?

Mine is a strip of Craftsman tool box drawer liner and four zip ties.

7/23/2012 10:56 AM

haha, does that actually hold up? mastic tape is the business...

7/23/2012 12:18 PM

I keep my old, flat tubes and use those. Just cut the stem off and slice the tube down the middle so it can lay flat. Then simply wrap it around the chainstay and secure with a ziptie at either end.

Its not the prettiest of solutions and I wouldn't do it on anything but the chainstay, but its almost free and takes little effort to put on or remove. It also works.

7/23/2012 4:40 PM

Been on there for about a year and a half.Still hanging in there.

7/23/2012 10:52 PM

Im with sspomer, mastic tape is the shit! Looks super clean, stays put, and it keeps everything nice and quiet.

7/24/2012 3:54 PM

I use an old tube with zip ties and electrical tape to hold it together

7/25/2012 7:01 AM

I used road bike bar tape on my sunday and that actually worked really well. Kept things nice and quite as well

7/28/2012 2:11 PM

Does the mastic tape peel off easy when/if you want to take it off?

7/30/2012 6:55 PM

pbody wrote:

Does the mastic tape peel off easy when/if you want to take it off?

Super easy! get it started with your finger nail and once you got a good grip it should peel off in one piece, any little bits that are left come off with rubbing alcohol.

7/31/2012 8:11 PM