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« on: June 14, 2008 02:32:31 PM »

Does anyone know of a pattern for bike tube pads like this http://www.uglypads.com/gallery.html
My husband rides his bike to work everyday. I want to make him some cool on of a kind pads. Thanks!

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« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2008 02:48:44 PM »

Looks like the fabric part separates from the foam tube.  It looks like a two-sided fabric rectangle with velcro on each long end.  Oh, and bias trim on the short ends. 

As for sizing: 
They will fit any old-school frame where the top tube would be about 1" in diameter, and are 18" in length.
.  So the long side would be 18" finished length,and the short side would be 3.14" plus the width of the velcro for overlap. 

Out of curiousity, what do bike tube pads do?  Are they just for decoration, or are they crotch cushioning when you stand down straddling your bike?  Protection of some other sort?

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« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2008 09:34:20 PM »

According to the website, they are to protect the bike so it doesn't get scratched. My husband wants it to "protect the family jewels".  I guess it's pretty easy to make - even for a novice like me.  Thanks.

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« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2008 09:24:48 AM »

The rubber portion looks to be standard ready-made pipe insulation, about $3 at the hardware store Smiley It's seasonal though (at least in my area).
Dion Rides
« Reply #4 on: October 13, 2008 10:50:06 AM »


My name is Dion and I am the owner and seamster behind the above mentioned pads (www.uglypads.com). My pads are similar in design to other pads, however the choice of materials I use and construct is different than the others

The pattern and construction is not available. It's not like somebody couldn't figure something out by looking at mine (it's pretty simple).
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