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    Tape on the top tube?

    I've seen a lot of bikes with tape wrapped around the top tube, usually only a little bit.


    as seen here:




    (recent bike from FGG)

    BTW that's a really nice bike



    what's up with that?

    it's not that i don't like it or whatever, it's just interesting...
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    thats where the bars hit

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    yep. thread over.
    have:ea50 flats, black, light, stiff.
    144 bcd 3/32" 49t sugino track chainring, possibly 75.

    want: risers, light, stiff, 1", black if that can be
    144 bcd 46t or 47t chainring any kind or width

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    OH MAN
    wow

    thanks guys! LOL!
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    so yeah

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    What an ugly bike. I'm going to beat up the guy that owns that garbage.
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    I thought the bar tape would be enough to not dent the top tube...?
    Mes compaingnons cui j'amoie et cui j'aim,... Me di, chanson.

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    Because of the stem angle, when the bars are turned that drastically, they will slope down some and the uncovered part will hit.

    This is what your asking right?

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    I think he's assuming that most people wrap the whole bar, rather than just the lower or upper 1/2.

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    Oh I thought he was talking about that bike specifically.

    Sorry.

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    Dosh, I'm surprised you aren't running anything on your TT. On my Concept I have two or three wrap of cloth tape, and then a bandana, the cloth tape underneath is enough to prevent the bandana from sliding at all.

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    See it is kind of funny, my drop bars don't hit my TT. They hit my downtube .

    I guess I should put something on the downtube, but I always forget to go buy some tape.

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    sounds like your bars are a bit low doshkel. obviously everybody's body is different, but if the ends are colliding with the downtube those joints are low! do you ride in the drops like that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by eddiebrannan
    sounds like your bars are a bit low doshkel. obviously everybody's body is different, but if the ends are colliding with the downtube those joints are low! do you ride in the drops like that?
    Yup. I explained everything to Learn_Not2burn in the ugly threadless stem thread. They are very low, but seem to fit me perfect.

    Edit:non ugly threadless stem

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    that's all that matters then

    edit: now get a kashimax tt protector and run it on the downtube and make EVERYBODY mad

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    Yup, yup

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    yeah the thing is effing hideous

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    Quote Originally Posted by TNCLR
    I think he's assuming that most people wrap the whole bar, rather than just the lower or upper 1/2.
    yes

    Also, wtf is that fork?
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    Quote Originally Posted by operator
    wtf is that fork?
    it looks like something from transformers.

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    I think it i9s the best.

    But all is good!

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    I think the green's nice. At least it's different from the standard black/white, black/red

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    Kashimax on the downtube would be sooooo good. hahahaha.

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    The brake tab on the front will hit my down tube, so I also have a little bit of electrical tape there too. My bikes is dark red so the black tape isn't that noticable.
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    I used tape to protect against bike rack damage; I just started doing it on my fixie, and it seems to work well after a few days and many lock ups. Basically, I did it on the top tube with one layer of electrical tape VERY tightly wrapped sticky-side up. Then I added another layer of tape with the sticky side down. I may add some near my drop outs or somewhere on the triangle too. Here's crappy pics.

    http://users.catastrophe.net/vxla/im...06/09/21/tape/

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    the sad thing is that I love the bike, esp. the fork. Although, for some strange reason, I am in the mood for "thin Mint" cookies now.
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