Sunday, March 23, 2008

Chainstay Nicks

I noticed on the chain stay on the chain side there are a bunch of nicks where the chain is hitting. There is a glossy thick paint on the chain stay as a form of protection but it does not seem to be working too well. I know on my Raleigh road bike there is a solid strip of material on the chain stay for protection.

I remember reading on the Internet somewhere an idea to wrap an old piece of tire tube on the chain stay for protection. I now have an old tube so...

Voila! I now have a chain stay protector.
I used a strip of the old tube and then wrapped it all up with electrician's tape.


Shmoo said...

Came by the way of forums, thanks for sharing your experience with this bike over the net.

I am looking for a cheap bike to send overseas to Japan, so I can ride while I am there during my yearly summer trip.

I will be keeping tabs with your blog to see how well it holds up as you lay down some miles!

Anonymous said...

hey. ive been on the fence about getting a fantom 29 for a few weeks, but after reading your blog the last few nights, i ordered one today. thanks for taking the time to share your experiences and opinions about this bike.