So, I'm not quite sure where to post this one, but I figured I'd start here.
I'm riding a pretty nice roadie as kind of an all-purpose fitness/commuter right now. I had this idea that, given the unforgiving NYC environment, I should wrap my frame in a layer of thick tape. I see this in Midtown manhattan all the time (usually bike messengers/delivery guys), but I'm not sure where to start. I called a bunch of shops and I always got the same response...they're vaguely familiar with what I'm talking about, but they don't do it there. I had one shop tell me that they can't order the tape, but they know what I'm talking about and they'd be willing to give it a shot (if I provide the tape).
So...does anyone know where I would acquire this kind of tape? Does one specifically for bikes exist...if not, what kind of tape should I use? I'm guessing it would have to be thick, slightly elastic and durable, with finish-friendly adhesive...any ideas? Also, does anyone in the NY metro area know of a place in Brooklyn or Manhattan that has experience with this kind of thing?
Any help is appreciated...Thanks!