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Old 05-24-06, 11:33 AM   #1
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Let's See Your Top Tube Protector

Post pictures (close-up if possible) of your top tube protector. Doesn't matter if it is a Kashimax or a homemade job....lets see them!
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Old 05-24-06, 11:36 AM   #2
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I'm in the process of making a bunch of pretty nice ones, comparable to reload or whatever. They'll be a reasonable price and at Avenue Cyclery in SF soon if you care.
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Old 05-24-06, 11:37 AM   #3
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I'd rather look at skid marks.

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Old 05-24-06, 11:37 AM   #4
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Mine is made of polished stainless steel. Photos to come.
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Old 05-24-06, 11:38 AM   #5
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Ghetto styleeeeeee.
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Old 05-24-06, 11:38 AM   #6
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You're going to need a TT protector for your TT protector, KA.
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Old 05-24-06, 11:40 AM   #7
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[photoshop]

penis "wristwatch" + top tube

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Old 05-24-06, 12:45 PM   #9
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what do these do, anyway?
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Old 05-24-06, 12:46 PM   #10
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help prevent the spread of std's (singlespeed toptube dents)
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Old 05-24-06, 12:54 PM   #11
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Ghetto styleeeeeee.
how are you gonna go "ghetto styleeeeee" on a 3rensho
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Old 05-24-06, 12:55 PM   #12
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im all sorts of ghetto on 3rensho. its just how i roll.
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go go gadget bar tape
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I found a big old piece of thick (maybe 1/4 inch) rubber belt in my house and cut it down then taped it on w/ electrical tape.
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Old 05-24-06, 08:38 PM   #15
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imagine some extra padded bar tape wrapped in electrical tape. now imagine it on a bike. that's my tt protector.
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Imagine a red bandana wrapped and tied around my top tube.
That's what I used to have, at least.
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ReLoad jammy+hose clamp on the Mark V and crappy bar tape on the huge Fuji project bike.
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I found a big old piece of thick (maybe 1/4 inch) rubber belt in my house and cut it down then taped it on w/ electrical tape.
it doesnt look like your bars can even possibly hit your top tube. whats the point? p.s. wheres your brake lever?
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Old 05-24-06, 09:29 PM   #19
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steel top tube vs. face...

plus this is NJS stamped.
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Old 05-24-06, 09:47 PM   #20
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My friend used/uses a torn piece of champ grip. It was originally taped so that it read "HAM."
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Old 05-24-06, 10:41 PM   #21
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No but really, why do people put these on their bikes?
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so your drop bars don't ding the top tube when it swings around.
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katio - **** spraypaint job that chips whenever something touches it
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to protect from dents/paintchips from handlebars and while locking up and to sit on (the reload et al)
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imagine some extra padded bar tape wrapped in electrical tape. now imagine it on a bike. that's my tt protector.
Right, exactly! $30 for an F'ing kashiwhat? Should be called a Cashy Max. It's a top tube protector, right? I'm using a piece of cinelli cork leftover. And the lectrical tape helps keep it tight. But keep that lectric tape off my paint, it's almost as bad as tar. It helps to rub the cork goo off the cork before applying cork to the TT.
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