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I got a new Diamondback Topanga and noticing that my chain is hitting the bottom of the frame and chipping the paint away. Can anyone suggest a chain guard that would prevent this?
 

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... unless you want to DIY out of an old inner tube and some tape or zip ties to fix it in place.
 

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perttime said:
... unless you want to DIY out of an old inner tube and some tape or zip ties to fix it in place.
I'm just getting into riding and don't have an old inner tube... yet, lol

Does anyone know where I can get one of these lizard skinz in Canada?
 

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honestly, unless your chain is super loose and its like eating away at your frame, the lizard skin wraps really aren't neccesary.
really good options other then the old inner tube, is you can tape thick black electric tape around it, or you can put tennis grip tape around it, then hot glue it at the end so it doesn't doesnt damage the frame.
 

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Another option I use is to cut a hose in half lengthwise and zip-tie it to the chain stay. I do use Lizard Skins but the chain will eat them up in a short while. I put the cut up hose on top of the Lizard skin.
 

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The main virtue of an old inner tube is that it's free, but any scrap of rubber or soft plastic will do. I use a length of clear poly tubing (available at any decent hardware store, usually near sump pumps or other plumbing) and 3 zip ties.

You don't need to spend lots of dough, look around, see what you have, and improvise. Here's a chance to challenge your own creativity, go for it.
 

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Saw a post where they mentioned using old handle bar grips...
Didn't have any used ones, but got some basic new ones for $5,
cut down one side & they slide right on - 4 zip ties later & I've got a slick looking guard
that is heavy-duty!
 
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