I’m finally ready to debut my new top tube covers this weekend!
After a handful of prototypes, several spools of thread, and a tiny bit of blood, they are now perfected. Really, they could not be more refined. I am so excited to showcase them at Shepherd of the Hills on Saturday and The Lyn-Lake Street Festival on Sunday. The Twin Cities bike scene is about to get a lot prettier, don’t miss out!
In classic BMX style, these covers feature a stellar handmade piece over foam insulation. Made from duck canvas, nylon, or waterproofed cotton, there is sure to be one to suit your bike and style. They are secured with very durable velcro and fit almost any top tube.
The origin and purpose of a top tube cover is a hotly debated subject. Currently, it comes down to a few things: protection for your bike, protection for you, and bling. Okay, so that last one isn’t really practical but what can I say? With fixed-gear bikes and other stripped down styles becoming more popular, a top tube cover is very practical. As I pointed out on the For Bikes page, who wants to ruin a good pain job? Without brake or gear cables to slow your handlebars’ movement from side to side when, say, you’re in the middle of trying to lift in precariously onto a rack, they easily slam into the top tube. No good.
And finally, as my male friends liked to point out during the prototype process, why not put a little extra padding between your legs, you know, just in case?