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frame protection(14 posts)

frame protectionrodemiles
Jun 21, 2001 10:51 AM
I just bought a new titanium bike with the polished finish. I'd now like to know what to do to make sure it stays looking new. I've heard of people using lemon pledge furniture polish but don't know if that's the best way to go. Right now I'm just wiping it down with a damp towel after sweating all over it.

Thanks
re: frame protectionLardog
Jun 21, 2001 10:57 AM
I use *Bike Lust*, think it's made by Pedro's.
don't ride it.nm
Jun 21, 2001 11:00 AM
nm
Don't forget the electrical tapeMarlon
Jun 21, 2001 11:22 AM
Tape areas with electrical tape where cable housings and cables can potentially or do rub against the frame.
why?!Jack S
Jun 21, 2001 11:23 AM
It's already a polished ti bike.
why?!grz mnky
Jun 21, 2001 11:49 AM
Pay no attention to the wise-guys, they're just resentful.

Lemon Pledge is often advised (Serotta, for example). I will wash mine down with a citrus based degreaser available at any Ace Hdw. or in a Pedros Pit Kit, dry it, then follow up with Pedro's Bike Lust as mentioned above. Makes the bike look really sharp and gets all of the goo (GU?) and road grime off. The Bike Lust also makes it tough for future grime to stick and accumulate.
go ahead thenspankthemonkey
Jun 21, 2001 11:53 AM
muck up a beautiful polished ti frame with electrical tape... yeah, the tape will not only prevent it from becoming MORE polished where the cables rub, but will add beautiful black accents and sticky goo. LOL, grz is wrong again!
alternatives to electrical tape?Becky
Jun 21, 2001 12:19 PM
I don't like the thought of black tape on my pretty turquoise frame- any alternatives?? I tried clear packing tape and it didn't stick well enough to stay in place for any length of time.
alternatives to electrical tape?AndyV
Jun 21, 2001 12:53 PM
Try Bike Saver tape, which is a clear durable vinyl tape. Colorado Cyclist sells it.
You Dope Railergrz mnky
Jun 21, 2001 12:56 PM
Never advised black electrical tape or any tape for that matter. Put the bong down, read, and think before you send a flame. Not doing so makes you look like a horse's ass.
Sorry GRZ, wrong again, I dont change my name like you do.railer
Jun 21, 2001 1:00 PM
So sorry.
You Dope Railersteeveo
Jun 21, 2001 1:14 PM
HA HA HA HA HA HA HA! That's the funniest post I've seen here in months, Grz!
You Dope Grz!anti-grz
Jun 21, 2001 2:07 PM
Jack S said (paraphrasing) "why use electrical tape when it's already a polished ti bike". Mnkyboy's response: "Pay no attention", hence endorsing the practice. Grz, read the posts more carfully and make sure you are replying to the right one before spouting off.

Put the bong down, read, and think before you send a flame. Not doing so makes you look like a horse's ass.
You Dope RailerBobA
Jun 21, 2001 3:02 PM
I agree with Steeveo. . . That's the first time I've actually laughed aloud reading these posts. Bravissimo!