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What do I buy to protect my chain from scratching up my bike frame?

Tried searching "chain protector" on eBay but it came up with 0 results :eek:
 

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Wrap an old tyre tube around the chainstay. Keep it in place with zip ties.

Or get a chain protector from your LBS.
 

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I use old tire tubes and zip ties.

It's a good way to re-use something that can then be recycled and it's pretty much free.

I like free.
 

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If you do need to buy onen be careful of the neoprene chainstay protectors. They don't seem to do that good a job. I had one for a couple of years on an old Cannondale and when I took it off, saw that the chain had still chewed through all the paintwork underneath.

A much better design involves coiled plastic that wraps around the chainstay.
 

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+3 on old innertube and zipties.
 

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I've found handlebar tape works well.
 

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upNdown said:
I've found handlebar tape works well.
Doesn't the chain rip through handlebar tape, and doesn't the tape leave adhesive behind when you remove it?
 

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Womble: Most tape doesn't have adhesive these days, and the stuff, especially cork tape, is pretty tough.

Just re-wrap when it gets chewed up.
 

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My buddy sells frame protecting stickers...either clear or custom. We use them not only on the chainstays but any parts of the frame where there is cable rub. He's got alot of other cool bike-related sh*t too...

www.signsandlogos.net
 

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As other OPs have already suggested, nothing works as well and looks as good with tightly wrapped inner tube on the chainstay. I don't use zip ties, however. I had too many incidents where zip tie broke off from flying rock or chain slap. I use black duck tape or electrical tape.
 

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I'm going to try wrapping tubes with electrical tape next time.
 

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I don't know if it is spelled right, but I use Mack Tack on the chainstay, and all the other places where there is cables rubbing on the frame (fork and head tube area)... Hope this helps! Works for me!
 

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How about cut a section of inner tube and secure it with Lizard Skin?
 
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