Re: [CR]Benotto tape wrapping advice sought


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Date: Mon, 10 Mar 2003 23:45:18 -0500
To: "Charles T. Young" <youngc@netreach.net>, "Classic Rendezvous" <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
From: Sheldon Brown <CaptBike@sheldonbrown.com>
Subject: Re: [CR]Benotto tape wrapping advice sought


Charles T. Young wrote:
>I haven't wrapped a set of bars with Benotto tape since around 1976
>or so. I still remember that it was a moderately painful experience.
>I would appreciate any tips and tricks on how to minimize the
>suffering and end up in a neat job. While I wrap from bar ends to
>center with cloth tape and usually finish with a small amount of
>glue at the termination of the wrap under the bars, I think that I'd
>like to wrap from the center out with the Benotto tape and tuck it
>into the bar ends unless there is a clean way to terminate the wrap
>without resorting to electrical tape.

Yes, that's the best way to go with non-adhesive tape. Adhesive tape is better from the ends inward.

Most important is to pull really hard and constantly as you wrap the tape on, never letting the tension up for even a moment.

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