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Chainstay Guard

Some bikes come with a very tight rear triangle.  Couple that with a strong rider and a little frame flex and you get rubbing on the chainstay as with this bike.  If you notice this, do your bike a favor and make a nice cover for it.
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Start with a thin pliable sheet metal.  Stainless steel will work well for this job.  Cut it to shape.
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Apply double side tape, the best and stickiest you can find.
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Install firmly. Now you don’t have to worry about rubbing a hole into the chainstay.
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