Re: [CR]Benotto tape wrapping advice sought


From: "Charles T. Young" <youngc@netreach.net>
To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
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Subject: Re: [CR]Benotto tape wrapping advice sought
Date: Tue, 11 Mar 2003 22:23:44 -0500


Charles T. Young Honeybrook. PA This is a great thread and exactly what I was hoping to kick off when I first posted the question. Thanks to all who have responded so far - what a wealth of experience.

Charlie
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> I think wrapping from top to bottom is usually preferred by those who want to finish the tape by tucking it into the handlebar and pinning it with the bar plug (Velox rubber, of course!). It was about the only way I saw cotton tape wrapped in the olden days. I think wrapping from the bottom became common with the Benotto tape, because the cotton was more resistant to slipping than plastic tape, and the Benotto needed the extra help in keeping in place..
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> When you start wrapping from the bottom, you then have to come up with some other method of anchoring the tape at the top. Hence the references to super glue, electrician's tape, Rivendell style twine whipping, and colored plastic tape. I do agree that wrapping from the bottom up tends to keep the tape in place better, preventing the edges from rolling.
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> Tom Adams, Shrewsbury NJ
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