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I am getting some chips on my rush due to chain slap and I really need to do something quick.
 

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Just get one of the Lizard Skins swingarm protectors.
 

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LBS gave me a Specialized protector that they cut to fit the Rush swingarm- they said C-Dale was supposed to send them some pre-cut ones, but hadn't yet. It just takes one slice so you can wrap it tight around the narrow rear portion of the swingarm and the other section around the wide part.
 

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Lizard Skins has a new product; clear chainstay protectors. http://lizardskins.com/products/vie..._id=77&name=Clear Chainstay Protectors&name2=

I have a contact at Lizard Skins who told me they would make a custom piece for the Rush and the price would be no more than $10. He just need the dimensions.

I don't have a Rush so I haven't tried it. I just email him to make sure I can post and what contact information he wants me to use. BMan33 I can pm you the information if your interested..
 

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I am using the Lizard Skin Chainstay protector you can find here:
https://lizardskins.com/products/index.html?type=mountain&product_line=chainstays&page_number=2



It's just a tad too narrow and makes for a tight fit, but it definitely helps protect finish. I may just try some of the 3M protective film because the LZ does hold dirt that gets thrown in front opening. I am also using the 3M film on headtube where cables are rubbing, and in a few other places. I also placed a 2" wide strip of film on downtube to prevent any chips from rocks kicked up by front tire.
 

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I'm still waiting on a Rush but here is what I am going to try when I have the bike. This is not a solicitation. I just found this information and thought I would pass it on.

Lizard Skins just starting offering a Clear Chainstay Protectors made from polyurethane and comes with high performance adhesive. They don't make it for a Rush. When I contacted the company they said they would make a custom piece and the cost would be no more than $10. The kit for other bikes is $7. Brad said I could post his contact information in case anyone else was interested. Just give him the dimensions.

Brad @ Lizard Skins

The web page states that the kit includes two frame patches to prevent cable rub. I was going to make sure I got them.

http://lizardskins.com/products/vie..._id=77&name=Clear Chainstay Protectors&name2=
 

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Just wrap a tube around it and secure with electrical tape until you can get the lizard skins. I've had mine on forever, but I'm not as worried about weight as you probably are.
 

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G'day people :) ! This is my solution to the chainstay protection issue on my Giant T2. My chainstay and seatstay protectors are vinyl spiral wrap, which is usually used in protecting and neatening wire bundles.

This is wrapped tightly around the stays and secured with a trio of zipties at either end. The vinyl is a bit messy at the ends and around locations where the stay shape changes rapidly, but I prefer vinyl as the material is a lot thicker and tougher that the fabric lizardskins.

The best solution I saw for a chainstay protector was the use of large diameter shrink tubing on a SC Nomad. Such a solution is no good for a Rush / Prophet as the Nomad has a removable dropout which allows the shrink tubing to be slid onto the chainstay. The vinyl solution is possible with the Rush / Prophet, and it should look OK if you get the wrap on tight. Anyway, the most important feature for me is my swingarm is now safe from my chain :thumbsup: :D !

BTW, that white stuff under the vinyl is a layer of teflon tape which was applied to protect the paint.
 

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G'day people :) ! This is my solution to the chainstay protection issue on my Giant T2. My chainstay and seatstay protectors are vinyl spiral wrap, which is usually used in protecting and neatening wire bundles.

This is wrapped tightly around the stays and secured with a trio of zipties at either end. The vinyl is a bit messy at the ends and around locations where the stay shape changes rapidly, but I prefer vinyl as the material is a lot thicker and tougher that the fabric lizardskins.

The best solution I saw for a chainstay protector was the use of large diameter shrink tubing on a SC Nomad. Such a solution is no good for a Rush / Prophet as the Nomad has a removable dropout which allows the shrink tubing to be slid onto the chainstay. The vinyl solution is possible with the Rush / Prophet, and it should look OK if you get the wrap on tight. Anyway, the most important feature for me is my swingarm is now safe from my chain :thumbsup: :D !

BTW, that white stuff under the vinyl is a layer of teflon tape which was applied to protect the paint.
I read your post before I saw your user name, and I knew you were an airplane mechanic. We all have teflon tape and F-4 tape hidden away somewhere. LOL
 

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I read your post before I saw your user name, and I knew you were an airplane mechanic. We all have teflon tape and F-4 tape hidden away somewhere. LOL
By far the best "acquisition" is a roll of speed tape (F-4 tape?). Ain't nothing a few good lashings of sticky aluminium can't fix :D !
I admit that the teflon tape is a bit overboard, but the clearcoat is scratching badly just from wiping a rag over the bike to remove dirt.
 

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self amalgamating tape is the one

I used self amalgamating tape on my trek 8500 for years. It never came off and once applied forms a tough rubber shell over the chainstay. It can be applied anywhere and the big advantage is that it conforms exactly to the geometry so no special custom parts needed. Its made by 3M and others and has the thin backing that you remove before stretching and applying (plently of overlap works best). David J mentioned this stuff in his recent post. Its much thicker than vinyl electrical tape.
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I believe F-4 tape is the coloquial(sp?) term for the big a-word tape used above.(I won't even try spelling it.) It is black with the peel off plastic backing. It sticks to itself pretty well, and can be slightly heated to stick better. The kind we get has a green stripe down the middle so you know how far to overlap it.
 

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Lefty, design looks good! I am using the LZ and a lot of dirt accumulates inside of it because the front area where its wrapped around upper and lower swingarm sections is open.

What type of material did you use?
 

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Hey, jdp526, it's 2mm or 3mm neoprene (cant remember how thick but it really doesnt matter) got a large sheet on ebay. relatively cheap. I made a paper pattern and cut the neoprene. Took it to a seamstress to have velcro sewn on cuz I understand that neoprene is difficult to sew.
 

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Lefty, I am pretty impressed with your design, any chance you can scan the pattern and send it to me by email or fax? I would like to try and make something like it. I wonder if I can find the neoprene locally? I will check ebay and some local fabric shops, maybe a dive shop would have a lead on material.
 

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crash tape,..............as used on squash racquets. Works wonderfully, unintrusive and cheap
does nto cover your reflective decals either ;)
 
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