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PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2013 10:12 pm 
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I put some kind of protection on the frame if the cable outers are against the head tube.

And I tend to put something on the drive-side chainstay.

Beyond that, and I really don't need anything adding to my OCD - so thanks for that...


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2013 11:16 pm 
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To whoever up there.
Helitape (Helicopter Tape) is a thick plastic sellotape. In fact looks very much like the book spine reinforcing tape I use at work.

or a Polyurethane Protective tape with and Acrylic adhesive

http://solutions.3m.com/wps/portal/3M/e ... 657JDCX3gl
http://www.3mdirect.co.uk/p-2893-3m-hel ... -roll.aspx

a bit like the cable rub stickers you get, but probably better and more expensive.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2013 11:42 pm 
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FluffyChicken wrote:
To whoever up there.
Helitape (Helicopter Tape) is a thick plastic sellotape. In fact looks very much like the book spine reinforcing tape I use at work.

or a Polyurethane Protective tape with and Acrylic adhesive

http://solutions.3m.com/wps/portal/3M/e ... 657JDCX3gl
http://www.3mdirect.co.uk/p-2893-3m-hel ... -roll.aspx

a bit like the cable rub stickers you get, but probably better and more expensive.


I don't think it's more expensive. You can buy a 2 meter roll of the stuff for about the same price as half a dozen small patches. You can then cut your own patches to whatever size and shape you want and they won't have stupid pictures of lizards on them. :wink:


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 17, 2013 12:52 am 
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I use bike tape on cranks to prevent foot rub damage.
It's cheap and quick to apply so I replace when it starts looking tatty, which takes ages anyway.
The logos are still in great condition on all cranks I've applied it to.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 17, 2013 1:54 pm 
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I tend not to use it, but in the past when I have it has been on the chainstay and the underneath of the downtube


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 11:20 am 
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" It's ok I heli-tape " :lol:


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 2:51 pm 
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nope, not me. thats why they invented stickers, to cover up lifes little mishaps


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