DIY Top Tube Protector

05.28.10 | Comment

If you ride a bike in the city you have to lock it up. And finding something to lock it up to isn’t always easy. It can be a tree, a fence, a street sign or occasionally an actual bike rack. Attaching your bike to all of that stuff tends to lead to scratches…hence, the top tube protector. I admit, mine is really just because I like to be able to change the colors around a little but it really does protect it. Copper pipe insulation is the perfect padding, and the quilting scraps from a fabric store give you just the right amount of fabric. Mine have velcro across the bottom but I’ve heard of people making them with zippers too!

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