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mikenetic
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Chainsuck protection plate

Postby mikenetic » Tue Jan 29, 2013 18:56 pm

I've just taken delivery of a Canyon Ultimate CF. Being the paranoid sort, I'm a little worried about chainsuck damage.

I've had this happen before on a Spec Roubaix, but that has a protective pad fitted that covers the area between the chainstay and the chainrings, so there was no damage.

I notice some frames (like the Spec Tarmac, Canyon Aeroad) have what appears to be a metal plate bonded to the chainstay that does an equivalent job.

Are there any aftermarket protectors? Is it worth getting a plate shaped up? I'd hate to chew through a chainstay because the chain got dragged up and stuck.

I'm also going to fit a chain catcher, but I just wondered if this was an issue other people have encountered and solved.

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ride_whenever
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Re: Chainsuck protection plate

Postby ride_whenever » Tue Jan 29, 2013 19:04 pm

Generally a clean and well maintained drivetrain will prevent this.

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Re: Chainsuck protection plate

Postby mikenetic » Tue Jan 29, 2013 19:10 pm

It's the 'generally' I'm worried about. I'm pretty meticulous about my bikes, but I know shifting isn't absolutely 100% reliable.

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Re: Chainsuck protection plate

Postby white/blue flash » Tue Jan 29, 2013 19:43 pm

I think lizard skin do something to help prevent this......although I could be wrong,,

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Re: Chainsuck protection plate

Postby jermas » Tue Jan 29, 2013 21:07 pm

Plastic spiral cable tidy is what I use. It can be bought very cheaply, in clear or colour, looks neat, and is virtually indestructible. Just cut it to length and spiral it around the chainstay.

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Re: Chainsuck protection plate

Postby mitchgixer6 » Tue Jan 29, 2013 21:29 pm

If you're meticulous about your maintenance then as already stated it shouldn't really be a problem. I've never really has this issue on any of my bikes except from my MTB where it's more a case of the chain bouncing that makes it hit the chain stay.

I bought an A4 sheet of carbon fiber look vinyl from Ebay for about £2 and just cut out a section and stuck it on there. Won't be as much protection provided by a pad etc, but it does look much better.

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Re: Chainsuck protection plate

Postby mikenetic » Tue Jan 29, 2013 23:01 pm

Thanks for the suggestions, definitely given me some simple ideas to try.

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Re: Chainsuck protection plate

Postby johnmiosh » Wed Jan 30, 2013 01:30 am

Helicopter tape. From convertape on ebay.

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Re: Chainsuck protection plate

Postby robertbrand » Thu May 16, 2013 08:48 am

Look here: also custom made

www.chainsuckprotector.com

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Re: Chainsuck protection plate

Postby gaddster » Thu May 16, 2013 17:03 pm

Or get some cheap 0.5mm aluminium sheet from DIY which is about a fiver and have the satisfaction of making your own. It's not just chain suck that could happen, if your chain comes off the small ring at the front and then tries to come back up you'll do some damage. And yes it can still happen even if you've got the setup right.
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edten
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Re: Chainsuck protection plate

Postby edten » Sat May 18, 2013 15:26 pm

I have the Ultimate CF. The space between rings and frameis decent. I would think you're okay without but if you really want to protect it then one of the thicker chainstay protector pads cut down and put side by side could work.

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Re: Chainsuck protection plate

Postby mitchgixer6 » Sun May 19, 2013 00:48 am

gaddster wrote:Or get some cheap 0.5mm aluminium sheet from DIY which is about a fiver and have the satisfaction of making your own. It's not just chain suck that could happen, if your chain comes off the small ring at the front and then tries to come back up you'll do some damage. And yes it can still happen even if you've got the setup right.


This is what chain catchers are for. :D

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Re: Chainsuck protection plate

Postby edten » Sun May 19, 2013 12:38 pm

Unfortunately chain catchers dont always stop chain suck, though obviously helps. The chain can still drop between frame and rings at the back or front. If you have a frame with a wide BB it can get really jammed yet the chain will still be above the where the chain catcher is.


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