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    Chain guard?

    The white line on my frame behind the chain ring, is where a metal protector plate came unglued and fell off. Probably a dumb newbie question, but should I bother to replace it? If so, anybody got a good link for Specialized parts? 2016 Roubaix SL-4 Sport, Carbon frame.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brmcswain20 View Post
    The white line on my frame behind the chain ring, is where a metal protector plate came unglued and fell off. Probably a dumb newbie question, but should I bother to replace it? If so, anybody got a good link for Specialized parts? 2016 Roubaix SL-4 Sport, Carbon frame.
    If you are talking about the piece that was on your CHAIN STAY then it is a CHAIN STAY guard, not a chain guard. If this is what you are missing, then the obvious question is whether your chain stay is suffering any damage from chain contact. If not, then no real need to replace the chains stay guard. If yes, the any Specialized bike shop can help you, or you can apply any number of plastic film protector products that are sold in bike shops.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kerry Irons View Post
    If you are talking about the piece that was on your CHAIN STAY then it is a CHAIN STAY guard, not a chain guard. If this is what you are missing, then the obvious question is whether your chain stay is suffering any damage from chain contact. If not, then no real need to replace the chains stay guard. If yes, the any Specialized bike shop can help you, or you can apply any number of plastic film protector products that are sold in bike shops.
    Thank you for the info.

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    Personally, I would just replace it with a neoprene cover like this:

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    I would source and reattach that piece. It's small, inconspicuous, easy to attach and does serve a purpose. If your chain ever drops and gets wedged, the carbon loses that battle.

    Just noticed it's a 2016... if you bought it from an LBS, I'm sure they'll replace it for you at no cost.

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    I don't know if it's a realistic concern but if you do replace it make sure you use a glue that does't contain chemicals that might compromise the carbon. You'll probably need to ask specialized if there are any types/brands of glue you'd need to worry about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OldZaskar View Post
    I would source and reattach that piece. It's small, inconspicuous, easy to attach and does serve a purpose. If your chain ever drops and gets wedged, the carbon loses that battle.

    Just noticed it's a 2016... if you bought it from an LBS, I'm sure they'll replace it for you at no cost.
    I didn't think about it being a warranty issue..duh....thanks!

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    Chain guard?-felt-bicycles-chain-plate-frame-protector.jpg

    This is a chain stay protector from the Felt bike's web site. You should be able to get one like this from Specialized for your frame. The chain stay protector should be a thin stainless steel to protect the carbon if the chain drops to the inside.
    Jim Purdy - Mansfield, TX

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    Quote Originally Posted by JimP View Post
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    This is a chain stay protector from the Felt bike's web site. You should be able to get one like this from Specialized for your frame. The chain stay protector should be a thin stainless steel to protect the carbon if the chain drops to the inside.
    Thanks... currently checking with local Spesh dealer.... Hoping it's a warranty item, bike is only 8 mths old.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brmcswain20 View Post
    Thanks... currently checking with local Spesh dealer.... Hoping it's a warranty item, bike is only 8 mths old.
    Don't know why this would be a warranty item. Of course, JRA when fell off.

    I'd go in expecting to pay ($15?) for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crit_boy View Post
    Don't know why this would be a warranty item. Of course, JRA when fell off.

    I'd go in expecting to pay ($15?) for it.
    Thanks for the info.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crit_boy View Post
    Don't know why this would be a warranty item. Of course, JRA when fell off.

    I'd go in expecting to pay ($15?) for it.
    Ok, maybe not then... no big issue regardless. Thanks for the info.

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