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Bicycle Chainstay Protector

I was going to purchase a strap on chainstay protector for my mtb, I was going to do the inner tube hack however there is an external cable which I don't want to damage/inhibit movement. Do the velcro ...
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Chainstay Protector, Will it interfere with rear derailleur gear cable?

I have a chainstay protector wrapped all around the chainstay. Will this affect the rear-derailleur gear cable which on my bike is externally routed?
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Gravel and MTB: What film to use to protect for rocky riding? and what parts?

What do the parts of the carbon frame need to be protected for rocky trail? And, what do you use to protect the carbon down tube for rocky riding? EDIT: Some people used to install "Paint ...
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Is this damage on the bottom bracket shell concerning? Viking lugged steel frame

I was given this frame, it is a '80-something lugged steel Viking. I want to build it up but I don't know if this small crack in the bottom bracket shell will be a problem. It looks like the paint is ...
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Do I need to protect my bike from jostling around if I put it under the bus?

I'm rather new to the world of road biking, having only gotten my first road bike a few weeks ago. It's a (secondhand) carbon Fuji SST 3.0, I think from 2012 (not entirely sure). As part of my ...
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Can hanger extender be used as replaceable hanger?

One advantage of replaceable hanger for rear derailleur is that you can replace it (opposite to fixed hanger). I have fixed hanger (or fixed frame) and although it is a steel frame I started wondering ...
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Time trial carbon frame scratches. Should I concern?

While cleaning my time trial bike I've noticed many scratches in the frame. See pictures below. My tire pressure is usually around 100 psi, depending on the weather conditions or circuit. My wheels ...
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Should I put a downtube guard on my aluminium enduro bike?

I am about to purchase a new Whyte G170s mountain bike. It does not come with a downtube protector to protect from rock strikes. Although the frame is not carbon I am wondering whether I should buy a ...
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