Frame protector balls

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lovestheclimb
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Frame protector balls

Postby lovestheclimb » Sat Apr 06, 2013 11:15 am

I was just looking through Boonens paris-roubaix ride and saw these balls
does anyone know where to get them from?
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Re: Frame protector balls

Postby estampida » Sat Apr 06, 2013 12:15 pm


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Re: Frame protector balls

Postby sungod » Sat Apr 06, 2013 14:03 pm

you could improvise with some sponge cord, for instance...

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Re: Frame protector balls

Postby curium » Sat Apr 06, 2013 14:24 pm

My Cube came with some clear plastic film over the vulnerable areas but I have seen people with appropriate sized rubber o-rings over the cable outer

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Re: Frame protector balls

Postby Dabber » Sat Apr 06, 2013 14:31 pm

Don't know where you get them but my Wilier came with them.
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Re: Frame protector balls

Postby mattbell » Sat Apr 06, 2013 21:41 pm


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Re: Frame protector balls

Postby estampida » Wed Apr 10, 2013 19:26 pm

how about

http://www.phywe.com/461/pid/1192/Rubbe ... m15-mm.htm

and making the hole yourself.......

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Re: Frame protector balls

Postby lovestheclimb » Wed Apr 10, 2013 20:53 pm



No, that is just for the internal cabling for the brake cable along the top tube, looking for the balls which go on the outer casing to protect the headtube from rubbing.

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Re: Frame protector balls

Postby lovestheclimb » Wed Apr 10, 2013 20:54 pm

mattbell wrote:Jagwire mini tube tops http://jagwire.com/products/v/Tube_Tops


I have seen these jagwire sleeves before which are a good idea but I think they look abit ugly especially with jagwire written everywhere

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Re: Frame protector balls

Postby SmoggySteve » Wed Apr 10, 2013 21:03 pm

http://weightweenies.starbike.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=99189

Read this, apparently they still rub so best sticking with helicopter tape.


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