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Old 01-15-07, 12:02 PM   #1
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Top tube pad

aWhy do single speed riders often put a ******y looking pad around the top tube?

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Old 01-15-07, 12:03 PM   #2
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Old 01-15-07, 12:11 PM   #4
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Old 01-15-07, 12:24 PM   #5
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Old 01-15-07, 12:28 PM   #6
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I used old black bar tape on a black frame. No dents or chipped paint and I never had to worry about a top tube pad getting stolen. edit: protects from dust accumulation

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Old 01-15-07, 12:42 PM   #7
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anti-sacking device/carrying cushion/roadside seat padding/2.5 foot long hotdog cozy/shiznaz sized dick cozy/etc....
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Old 01-15-07, 12:43 PM   #8
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I used old black bar tape on a black frame. No dents or chipped paint and I never had to worry about a top tube pad getting stolen.

I never have to worry about mine getting stolen because it is completely gross. it turned into a top tube pad/ grease rag.
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I never have to worry about mine getting stolen because it is completely gross. it turned into a top tube pad/ grease rag.
Your pad looks like a bloody mess. I was going to make a reference to female hygene, but I have too much class for that sort of nonsense.
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Old 01-15-07, 12:49 PM   #10
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shiznaz sized dick cozy.
guess who wont be making you a top tube pad

edit, well, I ain afraid of nuthin, but no pics or fittings, just send in the measurements
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your comments are useless without pics.
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shiznaz sized dick cozy/etc....
Oh, so you have the Kashimax then?

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Old 01-15-07, 01:10 PM   #13
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Your pad looks like a bloody mess. I was going to make a reference to female hygene, but I have too much class for that sort of nonsense.

haha, there might in fact be blood on there somewhere. who knows...
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Old 01-15-07, 01:12 PM   #14
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I used old black bar tape on a black frame. No dents or chipped paint and I never had to worry about a top tube pad getting stolen.
I used tape to black out the decal on my frame, but taping up a frame to preserve the paint reminds me of those plastic sofa cushion covers.
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I guess the bar tape keeps the dust off the top tube... One more positive thing about that to add to the list.
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Old 01-15-07, 02:15 PM   #16
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Oh, so you have the Kashimax then?
Just when I think the interweb can't get any dumber, it goes and do something like this...

...and TOTALLY REDEEMS ITSELF!
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Oh, so you have the Kashimax then?
I'll concede this round... Capital play old fiend.
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Old 01-15-07, 03:13 PM   #18
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I got mine because it's very nice for carrying purposes, and I have sensitive shoulders.

Oh, and it looks *****in'.
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Old 01-15-07, 03:52 PM   #19
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Protection and padding for knee-in-frame stuff (well that's more fixed than SS).

And if you don't want them to get stolen, use a hose clamp or two.
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i can't imagine dust having time to accumulate?

i really wish i had of bought one when i first bought my bike. now theres a strip of paint along the left side that has been scratched off by locking up to ring posts.
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Because putting it around the downtube would just be silly.
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Old 01-15-07, 06:11 PM   #22
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Why do single speed riders often put a pad around the to tube?
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Old 01-15-07, 06:29 PM   #23
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no dents.
Then why not go one up and put the padding around all the frame's tubing? Or at least the triangle's tubing?
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Then why not go one up and put the padding around all the frame's tubing? Or at least the triangle's tubing?
what? you haven't seen that guy's bike yet?
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no dents.
Also to hide the dents that are there.
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