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Old 01-15-07, 04:00 AM   #1
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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.......
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Old 01-15-07, 04:26 AM   #2
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Top tube pad / protector ?
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Old 01-15-07, 05:29 AM   #3
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Frog?

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Just use handlebar tape or strip an old inner tube.
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Old 01-15-07, 03:37 PM   #5
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Top tube pad / protector ?

thats what it is thanks. I swear to god I searched for that. Maybe I am just going crazy.
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Pipe insulation from the hardware store and black elec. tape
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what the jackson?
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Old 01-15-07, 06:15 PM   #8
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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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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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Old 01-15-07, 09:13 PM   #11
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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.
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Pipe insulation from the hardware store and black elec. tape
section of old inner tube and electrical tape.
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