Reader Dr. Isotope was blowing digital dust off of some of our old entries and came across a post on cable rubbing. He sent along a hack that not only addresses the rubbing, but possible noise as well. Cables can "ping" against tubes when riding on rough roads. Take it away Dr. Isotope . . .
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My bike is new, and a part of me would like to keep it looking that way for a little while, at least. My cables come in pretty tight on the frame off of the bars, and I noticed scuffs forming just from test-riding the bike up and down the street following assembly. Something had to be done. To the rescue, my old friend, self-adhesive craft foam from Joann Crafts (and pretty much any other crafts store near you, but I’m a lifelong Joann guy.)