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.

















2 comments:

Shmoo said...

Came by the way of mtbr.com 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.

regards,

Rob

L.A. CA