Chainstay protectors. What are you using.

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BmanX
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by BmanX

I am trying to finish up the build on my WW 29er and have a few things to get still. I was going to wrap my DS chainstay with an innertube cut down and wrapped around the chainstay right up to the BB. When I got the tube cut to the right length and made sure it worked, the inner weenie in my had to weigh it after and it was 48g. I thought there has to be a better and lighter option.

What is everyone using that is light and also protect the chainstay.
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devinci
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by devinci

I use some black road handlebar tape, cork one, light!

BmanX
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by BmanX

do you run it along the top and then wrap the rest with electrical tape?
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Just electrical tape across the top
For certain parts stiffer is more important than lighter.

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Shelter tape

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timsterc
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http://sealwrap.com/

Found out about this on mtbr forum ... and literally just wrapped my old Ti 26" this morning (building it back up with XX1 and a rigid DT Swiss fork). Works great, stretches as thin as you like, and a lot lighter than an old tube.
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Go to a mtorbike shop and get frame tape/scuff tape. Should weigh about 6g when you are done.
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devinci
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BmanX wrote:do you run it along the top and then wrap the rest with electrical tape?


nope

I wrap the chainstay like I wrap a handlebar, its cleaner that way, you dont need a lot of tape, so its still quite light and subtle.

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by 02GF74

I am using foam wrap arounds with velcor fastening, off ebay from china - much lighter than the ones that come on the bike.

... and they are cheap too.

here is one that was altered to fit a narrower chainstay.
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Elstorma
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by Elstorma

Im using self amalgamating rubber tape. (kinda like a light weight and neater version of the inner tube idea) the rubberised tape bonds to itself and does not bond to the frame.

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by Kennyg

I am using an old shark fin. I don't know what it weights for real but the list shows it at 4 grams I think its probably more than that.

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I use this in my bikes.

http://store.lizardskins.com/products/c ... -chainstay.

The other bikes I use the ones came already preglued or installed by the frame manufacturer.

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by Velofreak

transparent 3M vinyl. Available in several thicknesses. They also sell under the brand Bike Shield.

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by illuminaught

I used to use a tube. Now I either use 3m vinyl tape on roadies... for mtbs I use a hutchinson fusion 3 tire that was punctured and then I cut off the beads... like the tube, but totally next level.

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