I have a bike and I crash relatively often. I'm concerned about protecting the frame from damage.
I started searching for a way to resolve the problem and I'd like to share options that I've found, discuss their pros and cons and maybe someone would share their experience and other options to protect a frame.
I discovered that there is a such thing as a thick protective film that can prevent minor-to-medium damage to the frame's surface. There are special film kits for bicycles, but they are expensive. I'm going to use industrial protective film which is cheaper and probably of greater quality.
It's unlikely that I will use them because during crash they may work as a lever and inflict serious damage to the frame.
I've found special pads for bicycle:
But I didn't find where to buy them.
I also found generic adhesive bumpers:
I think I'll try them but I don't have much hope that they will work.
Motorcycle crash pads
I have a wild idea about fitting such devices to the bicycle frame. But these things also can lead to a serious frame damage.