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Frame protection from zip ties

SportivemanSportiveman Posts: 157
edited March 2016 in Road general
Hi
I have just mounted my bike computer and cadence but have got some zip ties holding cables what do people use to protect the frame from rub from the zip ties?

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  • redvisionredvision Posts: 2,519
    The zip ties shouldn't move once on, so the most likely time for them to scratch the frame is when you are tightening them.
    Lizard skins & helicopter tape would protect against this. Personally I find a piece of non slip mesh mat to be perfect.
  • A piece of old inner tube cut into a thin strip does the job nicely and cheaply. Looks better on black frames but they all seem to be black these days!
  • pilot_petepilot_pete Posts: 1,839
    You might be able to do away with zip ties altogether. I use Sugru mouldable glue which turns to rubber when it sets;

    https://sugru.com/buy/?gclid=CMvqmPXq2csCFckV0wod0gsEHg

    I mounted a di2 'A' junction box to the underside of my handlebar stem with it and will be mounting a cadence sensor to the inside of my left pedal arm when it arrives...

    The beauty is that it can support small items comfortably, sets like rubber so has a little bit of flex in it, but sticks like glue. It can be smoothed or sculpted to a specific shape and cleaned off around the edges to produce a really neat finish and even be removed if required. It also comes in a few different colours. I personally wouldn't use zip ties or rubber bands to mount anything any more!

    PP
  • dabberdabber Posts: 1,560
    A piece of old inner tube cut into a thin strip does the job nicely and cheaply. Looks better on black frames but they all seem to be black these days!

    ^^^
    That's what I do.
    “You may think that; I couldn’t possibly comment!”

    Wilier Cento Uno SR/Wilier Mortirolo/Giant Defy 3/Specialized Roubaix Comp/Calibre Bossnut
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