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    cable rub?

    Anyone have good ways to stop cable rub?

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    throw your bike off a cliff and then proceed to kill yourself

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    Quote Originally Posted by dowst
    throw your bike off a cliff and then proceed to kill yourself
    +1.

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    I buy the hell out of the frame patches from Price Point. They sell them in pack of 6 for something like $2-ish. They are about 1 inch by 1 1/2 inch and are transparent. I have at least,... 12 on my frame now. I cover any spot that the cable rubs. They get dirty and look grimy, then you just peal them off and replace them. They work perfectly, are clear, and are cheap, what else could you ask for?

    Also on the cheap - cheap, you can get some thick (commercial grade) clear packing tape at cut it to shape where you need it, done that too.

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    get some 3M clear stickers on al the high rub places, it works so beautifully
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    buy a new frame
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    I use clear packaging tape,
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    thanks, ill keep my frame/ cable rub is not worth 1200

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    i dont like ur attitude

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    When I have used clear tape or frame patches they have rubbed through in a couple of days so I have found that the cheap tire patches from wal-mart work great because they are very thick.
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    electrical tape.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Djponee
    get some 3M clear stickers on al the high rub places, it works so beautifully
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    Quote Originally Posted by hab1b
    electrical tape.

    I use electrical tape combined with friction tape to hole the cables in place, but the problem I have with electrical tape is it gets tacks and gooey in the hot sun and slips...

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    I don't give a ****

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    Cables will rub, frames will scratch.etc etc etc..

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    3m clear tape through Go-Ride

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    yea screw it. i got cable rub on my head tube. its gonna happen. its better looking than a V 10 that is clean as a the day it was bought. War wounds!!
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    Don't use your bike, for sure, no scratches, no dents, no dings and NO CABLE RUBS.

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    Don't use your bike, for sure, no scratches, no dents, no dings and NO CABLE RUBS
    very true, but not even close to worth it, haha
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    Quote Originally Posted by dowst
    throw your bike off a cliff and then proceed to kill yourself
    +2.. and then some.
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    Quote Originally Posted by higherach downhiller2
    Anyone have good ways to stop cable rub?
    hahaha, nice one, u almost had me for.......nope, never mind

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    Go mtn fixie? That would be

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    dark sun glasses and for squeeeky bikes, ear plugs.
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    Lizard skins patch thingies work amazing.

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    better cable routing(for real) playing with housing lenght will help minimize cable rub and even eliminate is in some places.

    I also zip-ties instead of those u clip thingys in certain places to prevent the cables from sliding as the bike moves through its travel or u turn.

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    replace the outers with cheese....







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