Frame Protection Tape

Discussion in 'Bicycle Mechanics and Repairs' started by MacB, 22 Jul 2012.

  1. MacB

    MacB Lover of things that come in 3's

    I'm wanting to protect the usual areas of a frame from chain slap and cable rub but am bewildered by the variety out there. Having done a few searches I'm hovering near the BIN button on this:-

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/360383674...eName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649

    but am undecided as to whther this is the right stuff to get, the amount I need and the width required. I'm happy to cut and shape for the head tube parts but would rather get the right width for the chainstay.

    I've never put anything like this on a frame before so any advice welcome
     
  2. OP
    OP
    MacB

    MacB Lover of things that come in 3's

    Ta, any ideas of size etc?
     
  3. goody

    goody Über Member

    Location:
    Carshalton
    Be careful when you use that invisible protection tape, I cut some ready to put on my frame then put it down for a moment and couldn't find it again.
     
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  4. summerdays

    summerdays Cycling in the sun Moderator

    Location:
    Bristol
    I used the Bike Tart stuff - which worked very well for 3 years on my son's bike until I dropped it, and it fell against the neighbouring cycle stand, landing on the brake cable, the one bit without the protection underneath!! Sods Law!!! Next day, my son noticed it and wanted to know how the cable and frame had been damaged:whistle:
     
  5. C_P_

    C_P_ Active Member

    electrical tape cheap and plenty of colours to choose from.
     
  6. OP
    OP
    MacB

    MacB Lover of things that come in 3's

    I just bought one of those kits in the end, clear option
     
  7. tincaman

    tincaman Veteran

    Thats the stuff you need, nice and thick. Got the thin stuff first before I realised that 0.32mm or thereabouts is what you really need
     
  8. OP
    OP
    MacB

    MacB Lover of things that come in 3's

    any idea on what width is best to get, they sell them in 1m sections but in widths of 25/50/75/100/150mm
     
  9. tincaman

    tincaman Veteran

    I have bought the 1m x 100cm, there's enough there for years
     
  10. Like my camouflage net then? :whistle:
     
  11. theclaud

    theclaud It's teeceegawnmaaaad

    Location:
    Swansea
    You don't need to worry, MacB. The chain and cables only really slap or rub against the frame when the bike moves.
     
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  12. OP
    OP
    MacB

    MacB Lover of things that come in 3's

    hah, assuming it's for my bike are you smarty pants!!!!!!!!!!

    By the way I ordered metre of the 50mm width to complement the frame kit I'd already ordered, we'll see how it goes.
     
  13. theclaud

    theclaud It's teeceegawnmaaaad

    Location:
    Swansea
    This round to you. But you have to admit it's a hollow victory.
     
  14. OP
    OP
    MacB

    MacB Lover of things that come in 3's

    Nah, I'll take any scraps I can get, I'm not proud
     
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