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Macses
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by Macses

Hi,

I have a new roadbike since 3 months
This weekend I did a tour with lots of cobblestones (tour of flanders)
Today I finally had some time to clean the bike.
at the horizontal part of my rear fork (don't know what the exact term is for this part?) I have a scuff and some scratches in the paint. The left scuff in the picture is because of my right shoe sometimes touching the frame (I don't feel this while riding but it has to be touching because there is some freedom in movement when your shoe is clicked in the pedal)
the right scratches I have no idea, must be of a stone or something like that.
Is there something you can stick to the frame in this part to protect it from scuffs and such? at the inside there is a sticker which protects the frame from the chain when the rear wheel is taken out.

any advice would be great!

Thanks

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kevina6
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by kevina6

You can buy clear flexible sheets that can be cut to size and stuck on the frame. I can't remember the brand I used though. They should be available in packs from any good LBS. handy for the underside of your down tube also to protect from debris thrown up by front wheel.


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oldturd
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by oldturd

3M clear protective film will work

kode54
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by kode54

oldturd wrote:3M clear protective film will work


same stuff the detail shops use for cars. i get some trim off from a shop that i know of. the scraps are large enough to cover half the bike, LOL.
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dogsnadgers
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by dogsnadgers

It is called less officially 'copter tape' as it is used to protect the leading edge of helicopter rotor blades, It can be bought reasonably cheaply in bike size pieces from a 'well known internet auction site.'
|Cut to size and apply with heat from a hairdryer, warm the frame and the tape and it sticks really well and you cant tell it's on the frame. To remove it you just warm it up and peel it off. It's really great stuff
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oldturd
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by oldturd

kode54 wrote:
oldturd wrote:3M clear protective film will work


same stuff the detail shops use for cars. i get some trim off from a shop that i know of. the scraps are large enough to cover half the bike, LOL.


Yah man! I have a few rolls left over here.. :beerchug: :beerchug:

fogman
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by fogman

The part of the frame you are referring to is called the chainstay. And the protection film you would look for is called helicopter tape. Your first scratch, scuff, or chip in your brand new bike frame is the toughest, but after that you realize that a bike is meant to be ridden. The only way to keep your bike in showroom condition is to not ride it.


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Chris7718
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by Chris7718

clear film for car is best solution about scratch trouble on frame.

it is made to prevent scratch from stone or something like that.

fogman
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by fogman

You also may want to rotate your right pedal cleat to bring your heal away from the chainstay.


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by mpulsiv

3M frame kits, anywhere from 4mil (WW approved) to 12mill https://crankskins.myshopify.com/collec ... packs-kits
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mattr
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by mattr

fogman wrote:You also may want to rotate your right pedal cleat to bring your heal away from the chainstay.
No, don't do this. A bit of heel rub is far less problematic than the biomechanical issues related to having your cleat in the wrong place.

Shrike
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by Shrike

Reminds me, need to do a bit of my headtube with heli tape to stop the rear brake cable rubbing the paintwork... already left it a bit late.

Does the 3M stuff I see on eBay come off again if heated with say a hairdryer?
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/3M-Bike-Prote ... lrlimJIHAA

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by mattr

Yeah, heat softens the glue quite a lot.
You'll get (at least) 90% off with a hair drier.
The rest will come off with a bit of WD40/GT85 and a rag.

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by Shrike

Nice thanks, will grab some!


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