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PostPosted: Sat Feb 28, 2009 12:56 pm 
Old School Grand Master
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Well I don't know.....my new frame is well, new. Been thinking whether to protect it with helicopter tape, just your usual cable rub places etc.
But then again...a bit of cable rub is just normal patina. I feel that maybe helicopter tape is a bit like having plastic runners protecting your new carpet...or people that leave the plastic on their new dining room chairs (mention no names :wink: :lol: ) ... is it a bit anal or good practice.
Whatcha reckon?


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 28, 2009 1:37 pm 
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Get out and ride it.
I can tell you what nearly every mark on every bike I ever owned was caused by, just makes it look better,


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Cable rub patches are a normal thing to put on your bike,pretend Kevlar being the choice
Nothing wrong with protecting your pride and joy :D


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Go with the cable rub option - it's a brilliant thing, gives you the perfect excuse to have the frame repainted when you decide you don't like the colour or fancy a change.

Then again if you're the sort of chap that changes his bikes more regularly thatn his underwear you'll probably want to go down the helicopter tape route to keep it looking spanking :wink:


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Protect it...you'll only wince at the price you have to pay for a respray to neaten it up again in 2 years.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 01, 2009 10:21 am 
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Protect it-

unless you are sure you are going to keep it forever...


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Sorry for Hacking, but I have the same dilemma.... Where can you buy this stuff :roll: :?:


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 01, 2009 9:31 pm 
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I just ordered some.....from this seller.
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/1m-x-10cm-3M-Heli ... 240%3A1318


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 01, 2009 10:59 pm 
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I have used this guy before and the service is very fast, he also has a site called http://www.biketart.com/ which supplies other bits and pieces. I have found that the 10cm x 100cm roll of this stuff goes an awfully long way!


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 01, 2009 11:25 pm 
98+ BoTM Winner / Gold Trader
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Harryburgundy wrote:
I just ordered some.....from this seller.
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/1m-x-10cm-3M-Heli ... 240%3A1318



Thanx, just did the same :D Took the Groovy 29er out into the mud today without protection.... felt unsafe :lol:


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