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    How to protect top tube from lever dings?

    What do you guys do to protect your top tube from getting dinged by your shifter pods or brake levers? Raising the bars or rotating the controls upward is not sometime I'm will to do.
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    Be forewarned. Some people are going to tell you that you need to properly torque your shifters and levers so that they rotate upon impact. The truth of the matter is that if they make contact with your top tube at your comfortable bar height, stem length and control angle....... It's unavoidable.

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    I position the levers so that its not touching the top tube when the handlebar are fully rotated to the left/right and in between.
    For me, It doesn't make anything less comfortable while riding.
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    I use a small strip of Shelter Shelter Bike Frame Protection. Here is a quick photo, I just put a new strip there for the first time after more than a year. Definitely saved the frame the last time I stacked things up!

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/p4h72m3ks3...2017.47.30.jpg

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    Hey! Good tip!

    Quote Originally Posted by herothedog View Post
    I use a small strip of Shelter Shelter Bike Frame Protection. Here is a quick photo, I just put a new strip there for the first time after more than a year. Definitely saved the frame the last time I stacked things up!

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/p4h72m3ks3...2017.47.30.jpg
    Thanks!
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    Or even better, a thick piece of leather, glue into it self.


    The seam is angled for added contact surface..
    Last edited by patineto; 01-29-2013 at 07:57 PM.

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    I'm using a Head Block System headset from FSA.
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    I have one of these:
    Skean Top Tube Protector – The Real One - Bike Rumor

    I ordered it online from Charlie the Bike Monger in the UK.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Appendage View Post
    What do you guys do to protect your top tube from getting dinged by your shifter pods or brake levers? Raising the bars or rotating the controls upward is not sometime I'm will to do.
    TIA
    We developed and adhesive honeycomb frame guard with parts that work perfectly to solve this issue.

    Have a look: Protect your frame from brake lever impact - allmountainstyle.com

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    The Internet is awesome...love all the cool stuff that can be found.

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