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Old 10-08-07, 07:18 PM   #1
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short pad on top tube in pictures

I keep seeing this 4-5 inch pad on the top tube near the front -- what is the point of it?
To protect the frame against your handle bars swinging back? (its a good idea, I might do that)
To guard your shoulder against the frame when you pick it up?
Do you keep hitting the tt with your crotch in the exact same spot?
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Old 10-08-07, 07:22 PM   #2
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kashimax (sp?) gold tt protector, protects the frame from the handlebars.
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Old 10-08-07, 07:24 PM   #3
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I think you're seeing people who've put old BMX pads on their frames.
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Old 10-08-07, 07:27 PM   #4
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no, they are really short. I think they are for handlebars swinging.
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that and picking up chicks
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Old 10-08-07, 08:30 PM   #6
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They're cock holsters
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