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    team mascot sr20det's Avatar
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    Just a quick question about that kashimax top tube protector before I got to bed.

    How do you put it on!?
    I'm under the impression that its a section of plastic... so it slides on?

    and... why is it $40 ? (I guess I understand if its NJS stamped)

    yea... I've been bothered by this for a few nights now.
    (at least I know what purpose it serves now. hoorah.)
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    $40 cuz it's sexy...

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    It is split down one side and has a thin piece of metal inside to give it some clamping strength. It's sticky rubber, not hard plastic. Nobody knows why it's $40.

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    it's $40 because (enough) people will pay $40 for it.

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    electrical tape: $1

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    i dont like them things on the top bar,they r ugly,i think if u have enuff bar tape on that should cusion it

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    i just like the name....Kashimax, has a ring to it.....those bad boys are NJS aprooved are they not?

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    nope - some of their seats and straps are, but the tube protectors are not.
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    those things are mind-numbingly ugly. blech.

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    it's $50 if you buy it from bicycle habitat

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    This is kind of like wondering why people spend thousands of dollars on diamond rings. At least the kashimax has a functional utility.

    $31 BIN on ebay, Brannan. (+ 5 shipping). You're jumping, I know.

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    $36-50 for the same functional ability as a bandana or electrical tape is the point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EnLaCalle
    This is kind of like wondering why people spend thousands of dollars on diamond rings. At least the kashimax has a functional utility.

    $31 BIN on ebay, Brannan. (+ 5 shipping). You're jumping, I know.

    been there seen that. there will come a time i'm sure, but in the meantime my innertube and electrical tape version works just fine
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    Well worth the money. Why do you think there are so many frames out there with dents in the top tube?

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    i don't think the question is whether you need something to protect your top tube as much as it is one about whether you should spend a ton of money on that stupid ass kashimax one.

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    Is it 40 times more protective than a $1 bandana or roll of electrical tape as the price would suggest?
    I doubt it.

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    Also, it's really ugly.

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    But not as ugly as a bandana.

    Don't like 'em? Then don't buy one.

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    leftover bar tape + electrical tape.
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    Maybe I'm paranoid but I layered mine thusly:

    1st: layer of electrical tape on frame to protect the paint from rubber chemicals
    2nd: layer of tube, so really two layers of rubber.
    3rd: layer of bar tape.
    4th: final layer of electrical tape.

    Probably overkill but I don't worry if my bar swings back when I'm carrying it up stairs or otherwise.

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    I wish it wasn't such a dirty color.

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    i have a top tube protector and i love it. Works great!

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    i've said it before, and i'll say it again:


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    Dolface, great idea..I gotta go check out some tubing....

    I laugh at how some people are calling the Kashimax' outrageously expensive, yet they are kitting their bikes with NJS stuff(which is typically way expensive..moreso than the Kashimax)

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    Sorry, I like the Kashimax tt protector. The metal makes for better ding-protection than electrical tape and when I lock the bike up I use it to prevent the frame from rubbing on whatever I'm locking up to.

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