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    road rage expert Flamingmb's Avatar
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    Blanking on the name of a bike part thing.

    This has been bothering me all day. I cant remember the name of those foam things that go on the top tubes of bikes. My buddy has one and I need one now to protect the paint on my SS. I just cant remember the name of them! Somebody please help me by pointing out the obvious and name this thing! I feel like such an idiot.......
    I have the new york langster!!!!

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    Tinkerer since 1980 TheBrick's Avatar
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    Top tube pad / protector ?
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    Lets make this happen.

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    Senior Member br995's Avatar
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    Frog?

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    Just use handlebar tape or strip an old inner tube.

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    road rage expert Flamingmb's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheBrick
    Top tube pad / protector ?

    thats what it is thanks. I swear to god I searched for that. Maybe I am just going crazy.
    I have the new york langster!!!!

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    ♋ ☮♂ ☭ ☯ -=(8)=-'s Avatar
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    Pipe insulation from the hardware store and black elec. tape

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    Quote Originally Posted by br995
    Frog?
    what the jackson?

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    I pay this man to follow me around on a Segway and protect my top tube. Functional.


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    pffft, yeah right. those oakley's aren't real.

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    Senior Member br995's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonny Pockets
    I pay this man to follow me around on a Segway and protect my top tube. Functional.

    You should buy him a hat to cover the missing part of his head. Personally, I like this one:
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    live free or die trying humancongereel's Avatar
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    that's more of a bike accessory than a bike part. oh, wait...you're in portland. yeah, guess you gotta have one.

    edit: not so much snarkiness to you personally as just...well, portland's no san francisco, but fashion's pretty high up on the list for a lot of people here. i occasionally rock a top tube cover when i switch out bars; i sort of try to fool myself into feeling like i have a new bike now and then.
    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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    live free or die trying humancongereel's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by -=Łem in Pa=-
    Pipe insulation from the hardware store and black elec. tape
    section of old inner tube and electrical tape.
    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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