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I've always used this black, phone chord-like wrap that wrapped around the chainstay and just stayed there. I cant find the dam thing now. any help?? thanks.
 

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I could not find the tape mentioned above, so i went to micheals (a craft store) and bought a roll of Velcro that is sticky on one side.

Works the same way as noted in the video above.

I note that many newer bikes come with sleeked fitted and labelled protectors.
 

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I have a buddy who swears by Sugru. So far it's working for him. There's always the old tube wrap and then electrical tape seems to be popular. Most bike shops will carry the velcro chainstay protectors or can order them for you. I personally use a tube covered by duct tape that is the same color as my frame. I just got a NW front ring and the nicks from chainslap have greatly diminished. I'm thinking of taking the tube off and just using the tape.
 

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You can also use vinyl, the kind that vehicle wraps are done in, or other signs, but it's adhesive on one side in various strengths, and comes in many colors or could be printed on even. It's cheap, and quite pliable if you heat it up a bit while applying it.
 

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My local Home Depot in calgary did not carry this 3m tape.

Personally I don't like the tire tube, because it does not look overly clean - looks bulky.
 

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My chainstay protector is one I made from Pre-preg carbon fibre.. It is almost as simple to do as the mastic one in the video you just need some Pre-preg, electrical tape or heat shrink tape, bubble wrap and an old hair dryer.

OK I have an advantage having pre-preg in my freezer. But it works well looks good and can be removed with a sharp knife.
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I like the 3M 2228 Mastic Tape. In addition to the protection, it "deadens" the noise from the chain hitting the stays. Other protectors don't do this as well, not even the old tube. Using this stuff will make your bike MUCH quieter. Plus, you can use it to cover your Zerk fittings, making it easier to grease up your bearings.
 
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