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Old 04-08-04, 04:34 PM   #1
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RELoad frame pads

I was thinking about picking up a REload frame pad for a couple of reasons, namely to protect my toptube from my handlebars and my hands, legs, nuts from snagging on those pesky ties I have to hold my brake cables onto my frame.

Has anybody used one before? Are they effective? Are they another pain-in-the-ass when it comes to additional great you have to worry about getting ripped off when chained up?
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I was thinking about picking up a REload frame pad for a couple of reasons, namely to protect my toptube from my handlebars and my hands, legs, nuts from snagging on those pesky ties I have to hold my brake cables onto my frame.

Has anybody used one before? Are they effective? Are they another pain-in-the-ass when it comes to additional great you have to worry about getting ripped off when chained up?
Are those the old BMX-style frame pads? I never really saw a use for 'em.

I kinda liked the old padded shoulder rests at the top tube/seat tube joint, though.
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I was thinking about picking up a REload frame pad for a couple of reasons, namely to protect my toptube from my handlebars and my hands, legs, nuts from snagging on those pesky ties I have to hold my brake cables onto my frame.

Has anybody used one before? Are they effective? Are they another pain-in-the-ass when it comes to additional great you have to worry about getting ripped off when chained up?
Pipe insulation at home depot or the like. Cheap, easy to replace. Easily confused with a pipe if you ever decide to swing it at people in cars.
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Or you could wrap your frame in popped tubes. Not much protection but it's better than metal...
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Or you could wrap your frame in popped tubes. Not much protection but it's better than metal...

Yea, 165 said he'll show me how. Maybe I'll take him up on that instead.

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can and will. I have some plumbling insulation too
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Or you could wrap your frame in popped tubes. Not much protection but it's better than metal...
inner tube plus electrical tape on top. Cheap and you get much more street cred
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i have one on my bike. i can take some pictures for you tomorrow. i like it a lot since i am always carrying my bike on my shoulder and this makes it far more comfortable. it hasn't been ripped off in berkeley yet either. the one thing i remember is the pad being a tight fit for the first week or so on my top tube. after it was worn in, things fit a lot better. while electrical tape may be more messenger cred, having as many messenger bag products and mixing them with other companies is up there too!
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i have one on my bike. i can take some pictures for you tomorrow. i like it a lot since i am always carrying my bike on my shoulder and this makes it far more comfortable. it hasn't been ripped off in berkeley yet either. the one thing i remember is the pad being a tight fit for the first week or so on my top tube. after it was worn in, things fit a lot better. while electrical tape may be more messenger cred, having as many messenger bag products and mixing them with other companies is up there too!

Yeah, REload stuff looks good
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I've been thinking about ridin over there and pickin one up lately myself...just havent done it.
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I've been thinking about getting a small piece of leather and just lacing it to my toptube since I'm always leaning it against metal street signs and whatnot - so as to prevent the paint from chipping. Just a thought... think it might be kinda classy too.
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Here's my solution. No one can steal it either since I glued it on with 3M Super77!
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Here's my solution. No one can steal it either since I glued it on with 3M Super77!

NICE!
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There's also this solution (on my SS). Thanks to the boys in KC who slapped this on when they shipped my bike back from the Midwest Singletrack Summit. They call them Carpet Snakes and are made from old Oriental and Antique rugs.

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I really really want one of the Big Cheese spiked frame pads...but apparently, they're discontinued
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There's also this solution (on my SS). Thanks to the boys in KC who slapped this on when they shipped my bike back from the Midwest Singletrack Summit. They call them Carpet Snakes and are made from old Oriental and Antique rugs.


What happens to that when it rains?
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What happens to that when it rains?
Water falls from the sky. Things get wet. Drivers in CA freak out.

Didn't they teach that like in the 1st grade?
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Water falls from the sky. Things get wet. Drivers in CA freak out.

Didn't they teach that like in the 1st grade?

They also taught this:

Never smart, always the smart ass.

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Water falls from the sky. Things get wet. Drivers in CA freak out.

Didn't they teach that like in the 1st grade?
Can we go over that one again? What falls from where? Do things get wet?
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They also taught this:

Never smart, always the smart ass.

Hmm.. Did they teach you
(sing it with me)
You don't tug on superman's cape
You don't spit into the wind
You don't pull the mask of the ol' lone ranger
And you don't mess around with Jim
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Did they teach you that?
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Can we go over that one again? What falls from where? Do things get wet?
No. One time deal. Or learn from on the street training.
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What happens to that when it rains?
umm...it gets wet. Stop being such a God damned prude.
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I was thinking about picking up a REload frame pad for a couple of reasons, namely to protect my toptube from my handlebars and my hands, legs, nuts from snagging on those pesky ties I have to hold my brake cables onto my frame.

Has anybody used one before? Are they effective? Are they another pain-in-the-ass when it comes to additional great you have to worry about getting ripped off when chained up?
Someone mentioned Big Cheese? Although these aren't the spike ones, more like bumpy for your pleasure!
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yeah..if anyone knows how/where to get these.. please let me know I'd be much appreciative...
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Those bumpy ones just..

don't look...

right.

(this coming from the guy with the gold sparkle seat.)
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