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I have noticed this pretty drastically on my VT. It is only 1.5mos old, maybe 10rides on it and I am seeing a extreme amount of frame wear at locations that the cable housings rub. Do you folks see this?? I know it happens but this wear is pretty severe and it if keeps up I would think I will be to bare metal in a few months of riding once a week!! My 10yr old hardtail makes my nice new VT looks like a 3 year old worn out race bike!!


I know there used to be a company that made thin clear prtoectors, even a thin clear chanstay protector would be great, are thos still available??
 

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One of the first things any VT owner should do is to stick some protective tape under those cables to protect the thin paint on the frame.

I use clear heavy duty packaging tape, and there is also the old reliable electricians tape which comes in a variety of colours.

After using the clear tape on my chainstay to prevent chain-slap I finally gave in and purchased a lizardskin protector because I couldn't stand the noise from the chain bashing the stay when landing jumps.



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the thin clear protectors are still made

Unfortunately, I don't remember the company. But I picked up a package at my lbs several months ago.

lamrith said:
I have noticed this pretty drastically on my VT. It is only 1.5mos old, maybe 10rides on it and I am seeing a extreme amount of frame wear at locations that the cable housings rub. Do you folks see this?? I know it happens but this wear is pretty severe and it if keeps up I would think I will be to bare metal in a few months of riding once a week!! My 10yr old hardtail makes my nice new VT looks like a 3 year old worn out race bike!!

I know there used to be a company that made thin clear prtoectors, even a thin clear chanstay protector would be great, are thos still available??
 

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The perfect clear protector is made by Park Tool co. They make a clear tire patch that can be cut to size and is VERY durable. It is a great solution. I havent tried to take any of it off yet though so it might be hard to remove. But its gonna be there for a long time so I dont care right now.

http://www.parktool.com/tools/TB_1.shtml

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What Size Lizard skin did you end up with? The shop was nto sure what size would fit best on that fat chainstay
 

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lamrith said:
I have noticed this pretty drastically on my VT. It is only 1.5mos old, maybe 10rides on it and I am seeing a extreme amount of frame wear at locations that the cable housings rub. Do you folks see this?? I know it happens but this wear is pretty severe and it if keeps up I would think I will be to bare metal in a few months of riding once a week!! My 10yr old hardtail makes my nice new VT looks like a 3 year old worn out race bike!!

I know there used to be a company that made thin clear prtoectors, even a thin clear chanstay protector would be great, are thos still available??
Somebody on the Trek forum was just complaining about that on their Cake. I guess it's more of a problem on a 5" fs rig in comparison to a hardtail. :D I like the idea of the Park tire patches.
 
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