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PostPosted: Sat Nov 22, 2008 11:34 am 
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well?!

I've got to put something on the LTS, just wondered what you all slap on there aside from the obvious sharkfins?


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 22, 2008 12:02 pm 
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wrap of innertube has always been my prefered way when i used mechs


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 22, 2008 12:08 pm 
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I use a wrap of innertube too. :D

I have enough of the infernal stuff.


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 22, 2008 12:13 pm 
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yeah first saw a mate do it years ago , he always got it very neat and didnt have to use any way of securing it

made proper protectors look crap :lol:


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 22, 2008 12:35 pm 
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Self amalgamating tape

Been using it for years and its superb, do a search on Google for it

Better than anything else, try it and you will be hooked


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 22, 2008 12:42 pm 
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Helicopter tape is meant to be good, will be trying some myself.


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 22, 2008 12:50 pm 
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BITD it was the WTB chainstay protector. Now i use Lizardskins


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 22, 2008 1:07 pm 
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Self-amalgamating tape sounds quite good, but am I really the only one who thinks sticking something black over a light or bright-coloured frame is a f'n ugly solution? Kind of protecting the frame, but only by never being able to see it at its best.

Anyway, I use a few layers of transparent waterproof tape. Renew it every now and again, doesn't seem to damage the paint, and you can still see the colour.


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 22, 2008 2:15 pm 
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i see it more as protecting the metal from rust as the chain punishes the paint into submission

do your feet not wear the paint from the stays :?


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 23, 2008 10:58 am 
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Lizard skins here too.

That way you can colour co-ordinate a bit too :wink:

Chris.


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