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Chainstay Protector, Will it interfere with rear derailleur gear cable?

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Asked by: Amanda Penny

Are chainstay protectors necessary?

Chains hit the chainstay all the time. Every hole, bump, jump or bounce on your bike will result in a chain slap on the chainstay. Whether it’s the annoying rattle the chain makes when it hits the stay, or the paint that’s chipping away on your frame, it’s always good to have a chainstay protector.

What is the purpose of chain stay protector?

Reduces Chain Slap Noise & Damage.

What is chainstay protection?

A chainstay protector is a sleeve, stick on tab or tape that covers the chainstay and makes a barrier between the stay and chain. This barrier keeps the chain from chipping off pieces of your bikes finish. Not only does it protect the finish, but it also helps to dampen the noise caused by a slapping chain.

How do you change a Shimano rear derailleur cable?


Quote from video: You're going to want to put it in the small chain ring on this one typically. It's going to be all the way down to the smallest cog to release all the tension on the derailleur.

What is heli tape?

The so-called “Heli Tape” from 3M is an extremely durable and well adhesive protective tape, which is used in aviation to protect the rotor blades of helicopters. Ideal for use to protect charge air pipes, air intakes and valve covers from chafing lines.

How do you wrap a chainstay with a tube?

Quote from video: Now go to our used tube and we're just going to cut a section of tube out of this. About two feet long. Save the other half because we're gonna got some other ideas with that. You'll start with your

What is chain slap?

Chain slap has a few cheap and easy solutions. When it comes to noise, one you cannot miss is chain slap, down every rough downhill section or off every drop your chain makes a right racket slapping up and down against your swingarm.

How do I stop my chain slapping?

Quote from video: Number two I like to use a chain stay protector. Right on here I have a lizard skin one picked it up for like $10.

How can I make my bike quieter?

Quote from video: Silent. The first things first you want to identify where that noise is coming around so buying the bike around a bit really shake out find out if it's the cables.

Is helicopter tape good for bikes?

Designed for use in areospace this helitape is able to withstand the harshest environmental conditions, this UV-resistant heli tape will not peel off, discolour or yellow with age, helping your bike look like new over time. Commonly used to protect the paint of high end motor vehicles and bikes.

Can you remove helicopter tape?

Registered. Use a heat gun or even a blow drier on the tape. The heat causes the adhesive to release it’s grip and you’ll be able to peel the tape off.

Where do you put the helicopter tape on a bike?

Quote from video: Where you want it on the frame.

What is a chain catcher?

If you’re not familiar with the concept, a chain catcher is a length of aluminium that attaches to your front mech bolt, extending downwards to stop your chain from overshifting inwards. Its job is to get in the way. That’s all.

How do I protect my bike chain?

Quote from video: Put some electrical tape on that gets me in a write up and a zip type to make sure it's all securely. Fastened.

How does a chain guide work?

When you are flying through rough sections of trail, the chain will jump up and down and can sometimes work its way off the chainring. The chain guide’s job is to keep the chain inline with the teeth on the chainring so that as you continue pedaling, the chain will continue to fall in to place.

When should I replace my chain guide?

Quote from video: If you are using an 11 or 12 speed chain replace your chain once it is reach point five percent wear and for two sprocket or single speed bikes replace your chain when it has reached 1% wear.

Do you need a chain slider?

Chain sliders are used to feed the chain onto the countershaft sprocket. They also work to reduce chain noise, as well as to protect the aluminum swingarm from damage. Without the front slider, the chain would smack the swingarm, causing excessive noise and damage.