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    Stop the gear shifter marking your dardy new sneakers.

    Hey All,
    Not sure if this has been covered (i did quite a few searches and got nada), and its most probably common knowledge to most, but after my new reebok classic bobby dazzlers got the dirty black smudge mark from the rubber gear selector sheath, something had to be done.
    Tapes no good, comes off with repeated gear changes.

    the answer...... Clear heat shrink tube.

    Non marking, wear resistant, zero visual impact and self moulding. Simple
    Worried about wearing through the sides? No probs, it can be double bagged (just like when in Thailand...)

    Anyway, just thought id share my small epiphany with ya'll, and if just one pair of kicks get saved, well, i think, it'll have been worth it...

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    I wear boots when I ride so I can kerb stomp people that give me a bit of lip.
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    1st world problems... i have the same issue, have plenty of boots but still run shoes 90% of the time. all my left shoes have snapped laces, bits missing and all round messed up
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    Well on the upside, I'm sure your sneakers will still look great after your foot's been degloved!
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    Never thought of clear shrink tube..half my kicks are smudged from changing clears. Cheers man
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    Half of the smudge on your shoe is dirt thats stuck to the shifter as much as it is the rubber itself as I still get it even though I have no rubber on my shifter (rearsets).

    Like Kristy says though, favourite kicks aren't really crash-friendly
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    How do I get my whites whiter?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kristy View Post
    Well on the upside, I'm sure your sneakers will still look great after your foot's been degloved!
    Only two types of people ride gixxers - females and wankers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryanoceros View Post
    Only two types of people ride gixxers - females and wankers
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryanoceros View Post
    Only two types of people ride gixxers - females and wankers
    I find Daytona's quite effeminate with their narrow, svelte figure To each, their own.

    PS: what if I'm a female wanker?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kristy View Post
    PS: what if I'm a female wanker?
    Then half of PSB would line up to watch?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kristy View Post
    PS: what if I'm a female wanker?
    Humpity ?

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    Females and wankers?

    Isn't that everyone?
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    Quote Originally Posted by chew View Post
    Females and wankers?

    Isn't that everyone?
    There are people who are "retired from road riding" or have large touring bikes, and they are classified as Distinguished Older Gentlemen
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    Quote Originally Posted by wogjimi View Post
    and if just one pair of kicks get saved, well, i think, it'll have been worth it...



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    Never thought of clear shrink tube..half my kicks are smudged from changing clears. Cheers man
    Actually not such a bad idea, not that I wear joggers but even wearing decent leather boots they get wear marks after a while Now I just have to work out how to make the tip longer as it tends to dig into my toe a bit when shifting during a wheelie because of my wide feet
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    I came across this years ago, did this to my whole bike.

    It didn't run so well with a shunk'd air filter, though it was damn clean after I took it off.
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    Why be a cunt about it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryanoceros View Post
    There are people who are "retired from road riding" or have large touring bikes, and they are classified as Distinguished Older Gentlemen
    Hmm, define large touring bikes?
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