Sheldon Brown <CaptBike@sheldonbrown.com> wrote on: Monday, March 10, 2003 8:45 PM P.S.T.
In response to Charles Young's request for advice on wrapping bars with
Charles - <snip>>I would 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. Sheldon -<snip>
> Yes, that's the best way to go with non-adhesive tape. Adhesive tape
> is better from the ends inward.
First of all let me say that Benotto is my favorite covering for handlebars. Here is my alternative. First I wrap my bars with cloth tape and then I finish with Benotto on top of the cloth. I generally use 1 1/2 rolls of Benotto per side and I start at the bar end and finish in the center. Sheldon's recommendation with respect to keeping constant tension on the tape is critical for a good job. I use a couple drops CA(super glue) at the end of of the tape. Super glue will keep everthing in place until the tape wears out and IMO looks better than finishing with electrical tape.
San Jose, CA