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    '08 ex-8 frame protection

    Just got to cleaning up my bike tonight and noticed that on the seat tube where the cables run behind it, the cables are rubbing.

    What can I do to keep the cables from making marks on the frame ?
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    mine too is rubbing... help!

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    How about using something like the Lizard Skins frame patch kit?

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    yep thats similar to what ive got on my ex9 except mine was BBB's tube skin

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    What are the odds that any of my mediocre LBS's are going to have these ? *sigh*, guess I'll be ordering online then.

    Thanks for the info !
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    most good bike shops should have something, i like the BBB tube skin because its super thick most bike shops just sell that real thin nasty stuff.

    i actually used two tube skin protectors for the whole bike, one on the underside of the downtube as its supposed to be used and the other i carefully cut into neat covers that would protect areas of rub, so far its worked great and the downtube skin saved the paint on the trail the other weekend, i had a nasty run in with some barbed wire that had been left strewn across the track, i managed to get tangled is all ill say but no paint damage

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    I was able to get some Jagwire cable covers within a couple of days. A small LBS probably won't carry them regularly because that item isn't really asked for too often, but they can probably get them faster than you can.
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    I've always used electrical tape to tape up my frame where the rubbing would occur. It's cheap, and easily accessible, and if you have a black bike...barely noticeable.

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    +1 on E-tape. A bikers best friend.

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    electrical tape. The head tube, the front fork, the seat tube, and more, usually need just a spot to keep from rubbing the paint off.

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    I bought a few packs of Lizard Skin Frame Patches in clear. Put them in all the places that the cables/lines rub the frame. Holdind up perfect on my 08 EX8. I also used the Liazard Skin stick on ChainStay gaurds but applied them from the lower headset down to the crank. Little protection from paint chips on my 2000+ dollar bike! LOL.....

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    More E tape
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