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Guard fell off chainstay

odessoukyodessouky Posts: 264
edited May 2014 in Workshop
This aluminum plate fell of my chainstay today while i was giving the bike a clean.

It was stuck on the chainstay under the chainrings, I suppose to protect the carbon frame.

I cleaned it, and it seems some bike lube got under it and it just came off.

Is it IMPORTANT for me to stick it back? Or just ignore it?

I can get some double sided 3M tape and do it, even though the clearance will be very very tight, without actually taking the chainrings off?

Thanks

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  • DiscoBoyDiscoBoy Posts: 905
    It's up to you. Do you want something protecting your frame there or not?
    Red bikes are the fastest.
  • odessoukyodessouky Posts: 264
    DiscoBoy wrote:
    It's up to you. Do you want something protecting your frame there or not?

    but its so flimsy...

    is my thinking then of using double sided sticky tape ok?

    or is there a better way?

    Thanks
  • sungodsungod Posts: 12,199
    flimsy, but still probably a lot tougher than the coating on the frame itself

    as long as the tape is water/oil resistant it should be fine
    my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
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