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where can i get styrofoam for a top tube pad?

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Old 04-14-08, 03:50 AM
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where can i get styrofoam for a top tube pad?

*this is not a thread to discuss the merits, or lack thereof, of top tube pads.
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Old 04-14-08, 03:56 AM
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Try pipe insulator foam at Home Depot. Works perfectly.
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Pool noodle.
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lots of colours for easy coordination as well.

id go for the larger size for more protection and tarkbike style points.
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Originally Posted by zambaccian View Post
*this is not a thread to discuss the merits, or lack thereof, of top tube pads.
just a technical point: you want POLYETHYLENE FOAM,....not styrofoam (which is polystyrene foam)


those pool noodles would be perfect on your tarck bile.
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I had a friend who would take those noodles, wrap them around pvc pipe, cover with colored duct tape, and attach to a toy lightsaber handle, then we'd all beat the **** out of each other. Seems like a better use for 'em, if you can take the bruises.
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