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Preventing Frame rub

kingrollokingrollo Posts: 3,162
edited November 2018 in Road buying advice
I want to carry a mini pump on my shiny new best bike - in the past and no matter how carefully I fit it - it always ends up rubbing the frame - I've heard of people talk of helicopter tape - but not sure what it is, in the past I have brought a dedicated kit of patches , but these tend to fall off .......any ideas \ suggestions on the best way to protect my bike ?

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  • imposter2.0imposter2.0 Posts: 11,729
    Carry it in your back pocket. Protects the frame 100%...
  • kingrollokingrollo Posts: 3,162
    Imposter wrote:
    Carry it in your back pocket. Protects the frame 100%...

    One more thing to remember though !!!!
  • fenixfenix Posts: 5,437
    How would it touch the frame ?

    The mini pumps I have have a bracket that goes on the bottle cage bosses and holds the pump out to the side. Sorted. No rubbing.
  • Imposter wrote:
    Carry it in your back pocket. Protects the frame 100%...

    +1
  • I carry mine in my back picket. If you have one of those tool rolls under the saddle you can stick a pump through the strap before tightening.

    Another option is some small washers between your bottle cage mounts and pump bracket to lift it a bit further from the paintwork.

    Helicopter tape is just thick clear polythene (?) tape. Basically what you've already tried but about a tenth of the price.
  • imposter2.0imposter2.0 Posts: 11,729
    kingrollo wrote:
    Imposter wrote:
    Carry it in your back pocket. Protects the frame 100%...

    One more thing to remember though !!!!

    The human memory is pretty remarkable, to be fair. Alternatively, leave the mini-pump with all the other stuff that you also presumably carry in your pockets...
  • step83step83 Posts: 4,162
    I cant say my pump has ever touched the frame, if you are concerned about that you can either carry it in a bottle, on yourself or look at alternatives that for example hide in the seatpost etc.
  • bristolpetebristolpete Posts: 2,255
    Gorilla tape via B and Q - same thing as helitape.
  • svettysvetty Posts: 1,904
    Mine fits in my seat-pack......
    FFS! Harden up and grow a pair :D
  • StillGoingStillGoing Posts: 5,207
    kingrollo wrote:
    Imposter wrote:
    Carry it in your back pocket. Protects the frame 100%...

    One more thing to remember though !!!!

    So leave it in your shoe ready to put in your rear pocket when you put your shoes on.
    I ride a bike. Doesn't make me green or a tree hugger. I drive a car too.
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