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  1. #1
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    Where to Find Felt Protectors?

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    Hi All. I haven't been around for awhile, but I'm back in the saddle and have a question. I have something that I want to mount on the front fork of my bicycle (2011 Robin's Egg Blue Surly CC). It involves a screw with a lock nut. I don't want the lock nut to scratch the paint and I know bike shops have these small felt pieces that look like a washer to protect paint. Where could I get one? I could go ask my bike shop, but don't want to ask for free stuff. Any other suggestions as to not scratch the paint? Thanks.

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  2. #2
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    Ace hardware has racks of assorted felt protectors, from preshaped ones that go on furniture to strips you can cut to size.
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    Thanks, that's a great idea!
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    walmart, target, home depot all carry various felt things to protect floors from chair leg scratches- they are usually sticky backed. Alternatively you could go to a sewing or hobby store and buy a square of felt and cut your own, trusting the pressure from the mounting device to keep it in place.
    marni
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    What about cutting a piece of an old inner tube to protect your frame?
    Oil is good, grease is better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marni View Post
    walmart, target, home depot all carry various felt things to protect floors from chair leg scratches- they are usually sticky backed. Alternatively you could go to a sewing or hobby store and buy a square of felt and cut your own, trusting the pressure from the mounting device to keep it in place.
    Craft felt is pretty low density. I wouldn't trust it to hold up with any kind of pressure, abrasion, rubbing etc.
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    My partner's a drummer, and I immediately thought of the dense felt that's used to dampen the Hi-Hat set. Would this work? http://www.amazon.com/Zildjian-Hi-Ha.../dp/B000C5RJZW
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