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  • Helitape (or equivalent) – best source ?
  • Premier Icon johnny63
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    Morning,

    any recommendations for best source for this ? or a recommendation for an alternative ?

    TIA

    Premier Icon dc1988
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    I use Gusset Tek Tape. I think you can get 1.5m X 100mm for around £12. It’s 3m tape (says it on the backing) and I found it was much cheaper than any other proper 3m stuff.

    Premier Icon chakaping
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    I have found this stuff is very good and cheaper than as lot of other options…
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Helicopter-Bike-Frame-Protection-Tape-Clear-Gloss-Finish/112927243132

    Just done two forks with it and very pleased with the result.

    Premier Icon johnny63
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    Cheers guys

    @Chapaking – what width did you go for ?

    I’ll be doing an MTB and a CX bike

    Premier Icon fathomer
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    Sorry to hijack, but any recommendations for matt tape?

    Premier Icon ossify
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    I got Indibike’s £30 basic kit for my hardtail and can recommend it.

    It covers most tubes, wrapping round about halfway or more (maybe 2/3 for the top & down tubes).
    Plus lots of smaller patches for cable rub and some left over lengths, probably enough to cover your cranks as well or most of your fork maybe.

    They do a full kit as well but for that price you might as well go with Invisiframe and get one cut specifically for your frame.

    Premier Icon chakaping
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    what width did you go for ?

    50mm

    Premier Icon alanf
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    3M ventureshield from ebay

    Premier Icon Jay76
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    I needed a mixture of gloss and matt so went for this stuff:

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/CLEAR-GLOSS-MATTE-Bike-Frame-Helicopter-Protection-tape-Vinyl-Film-UK-SELLER-/223137933984?_trksid=p2349624.m46890.l49292

    Goes on well and is almost invisible but it is very thin (0.12mm) so probably won’t offer a massive amount of protection.

    Premier Icon johnny63
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    Thanks all – went for Chapa’s recommendation

    Premier Icon james1992
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    What about invisiframe? Worth the cash
    . Plus how tricky is it to install.

    Premier Icon jodafett
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    What about invisiframe?

    I used it on my last frame before I built it up and its fairly easy to do if you’re patient. wouldn’t like to retro fit it on a complete bike tho!

    Premier Icon 13thfloormonk
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    I got mine from Just Riding Along, good wee store and I likevto try and support them in case I ever want a set of their wheels!

    Premier Icon breadcrumb
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    I have found this stuff is very good and cheaper than as lot of other options…
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Helicopter-Bike-Frame-Protection-Tape-Clear-Gloss-Finish/112927243132

    @chapaking I’ve just ordered some, eBay was a minefield when I looked the other day so good to see some with a recommendation.

    It’s for a lacquered raw aluminium, if it was painted I’d probably consider invisiframe.

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