In the past, I would simply wrap the innertube around the stay, and zip-tie it on. While this method is quick and effective, it's not pretty. And let's face it, your bike deserves to look good.
Let's make a better-looking chainstay protector by sewing on the innertube with a baseball stitch!
Step 1: Tools and Materials
* Mountain bike inntertube
* Dental floss or upholstery thread
* Large sewing needle
* Masking tape
* Silver gel-pen, paint pen, or makeup pencil
Depending on the diameter of your chainstay, you may be able to get away with a road bike innertube, but chances are you'll need a mountain bike tube. If you're really lucky, you might find a latex innertube in fun colors! These are the best, and they're extra stretchy so you can safely ignore the road bike remarks from earlier.
You will need to mark on the tube. Silver gel pen really is the best, but a paint pen or makeup pencil will work.