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    Protective Tape

    Looking for some rainy day projects to get done tomorrow, and was wondering where people are getting frame protective tape around the bay area. Preferably East/South Bay, but am open to suggestions, or other types of tape options (hardware store, etc)

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtb-ripper View Post
    Looking for some rainy day projects to get done tomorrow, and was wondering where people are getting frame protective tape around the bay area. Preferably East/South Bay, but am open to suggestions, or other types of tape options (hardware store, etc)

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    I've been using some dirt bike number plate tape (thick, clear, adhesive that doesnt leave much residue, and cheap) for years and years now. Good results. Come in big sheets. Maybe not as high tech as some of the other stuff out there but does the trick. Should be available at any motorsports shop. Only drawback I can think of is that it is pretty stiff so it isnt quite as easy to use on funny shaped areas.
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    If you are thinking of wrapping the chainstays, I use grip tape for tennis rackets. Cheap, readily available at your local sports store, and comes in varying thicknesses.
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    I have been thinking about getting this stuff.

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    I've been using this stuff and it works really well:
    http://www.framewrap.com/index.html

    Local guys too...

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    Already have the chainstay taken care of, just looking for a long down tube strip. Those links look good. Thanks

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    Scotch 2228 Moisture Sealing Electrical Tape

    In the January 2012 Mountain Bike Action, The Garage Files on page 114 outlines ways to stop noises on a bike. "It's thick and rubbery to absorb noise and protects your bike's finish, but it won't leave any residue if you have to pull it off."

    The author said that he purchased it in the electrical department of their local hardware store for $5.00. It is 1in x 4ft.

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    Quote Originally Posted by plantdude View Post
    I've been using this stuff and it works really well:
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    +1 on framewrap. I think he's in benecia. I sent him an email about the stuff and he put a roll out for me to try. Sold on the stuff, works great for the chainstay/rear tri.

    If you're doing a full carbon frame or something, check into 14-mil outdoor grade 3m tape. You'll have to apply with a heatgun and it takes about an hour to cut and apply it right, but you'll have noticeably better protection that something like the frameskin kits, for waywayway cheaper.

    Good luck!

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    Try going to a window tint shop that also installs clear bras for cars. Ask them to cut you a sheet and toss them a couple bucks. You'll get a big sheet that you can cut into any shape you need for less dough.

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    framewrap sounds like any self fusing tape that you can buy. TommyTape, for instance, that you can get at the hardware store.

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    The best stuff you can get in my opinion is 3M scoth 2228 Rubber mastic tape. AKA waterproof electrical tape, its thick and and sticks very well, you don't actually have to wrap the tubs you can just put it on in a strip in the necessary areas. Something i picked up from a world cup downhiller. You can get it at homedepot for sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KentM View Post
    In the January 2012 Mountain Bike Action, The Garage Files on page 114 outlines ways to stop noises on a bike. "It's thick and rubbery to absorb noise and protects your bike's finish, but it won't leave any residue if you have to pull it off."

    The author said that he purchased it in the electrical department of their local hardware store for $5.00. It is 1in x 4ft.
    +1

    Picked up a role at Home Depot in the South Bay, about $10. Covers about 3 bikes. Works great.

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    Protective Tape-10346453_300132236829909_2386640441756307489_n.jpgProtective Tape-10450761_300132203496579_1327664494258996918_n.jpg

    Picked it up at Lowes for $10.
    We'll see how well it works out later today.

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    +1 on this stuff! Works Great!
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    Picked it up at Lowes for $10.
    We'll see how well it works out later today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mt. Tam Haze View Post
    The best stuff you can get in my opinion is 3M scoth 2228 Rubber mastic tape. AKA waterproof electrical tape, its thick and and sticks very well, you don't actually have to wrap the tubs you can just put it on in a strip in the necessary areas. Something i picked up from a world cup downhiller. You can get it at homedepot for sure.
    +1 on 3M. I ordered a 12"x24" role online, works great.

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    I use helicopter tape to protect the yoke of the year triangle and underneath the bottom bracket from rocks. One layer of this stuff has worked great. Spendy, but less than a frame replacement...

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