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for those with leather bar wrap...

Old 12-13-06, 02:53 PM
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for those with leather bar wrap...



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Old 12-13-06, 02:58 PM
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Those must be some super-low drops if they are hitting the bar on that lady's bike way down there.
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Old 12-13-06, 03:00 PM
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flipped ape hangers most likely. those crazy europeans..
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Old 12-13-06, 06:46 PM
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just cut up a nice leather jacket from a thrift store and you can have leather whatever you'd like, plus leftover.
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or don't use leather at all
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Old 12-13-06, 11:39 PM
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so now we can't even get secondhand stuff? come on...

on a similar(or, alternately, more evil) note, i got this ripped up fur coat from the goodwill yesterday. they can't sell fur, for some weird reason, because last time i tried to buy it they took it and said they were throwing it away. so this time i stole it, and i'm making a hat and mittens with fur on the inside....awesome.
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Old 12-13-06, 11:40 PM
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Originally Posted by Aeroplane
Those must be some super-low drops if they are hitting the bar on that lady's bike way down there.
I woudl assume its to protect the tube from the shoes that are swinging by every time they get on/off the bike. After all, one of the big advantages to frames built like that is the fact that you dont have to lift your leg as high to get on.
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Old 12-13-06, 11:46 PM
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Originally Posted by Rikardi151
I woudl assume its to protect the tube from the shoes that are swinging by every time they get on/off the bike. After all, one of the big advantages to frames built like that is the fact that you dont have to lift your leg as high to get on.
THATS what its for? Like leaving the plastic on a sofa!!...
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Old 12-14-06, 05:13 AM
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Originally Posted by mezza
Like leaving the plastic on a sofa!!...
BRILLIANT!
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Or it stops the front wheel from hitting the frame?
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I would imagine it's to prevent paint scratches whilst locking up.
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leather top tube protector, 12 dollars.
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