Re: [CR]wrapping handlebars with plastic (?) tape

(Example: Component Manufacturers:Avocet)

Date: Tue, 15 Mar 2005 15:36:46 -0700
From: "Doug Van Cleve" <>
Subject: Re: [CR]wrapping handlebars with plastic (?) tape
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Howdy folks.

I only wrapped Benotto one time, but it held up as long as I wanted it to. I put it on some Cinelli 66-44s and I had to stretch the heck out of it and really watch the overlap to get to the tips. I wrapped from the stem out and never had any issues with it moving or lifting at the edges. I also never used it again ;^)

Doug Van Cleve Chandler, AZ

On Tue, 15 Mar 2005 12:46:04 -0800 (PST), Stephan Andranian <> wrote:
> Super Glue? That sounds like it would be an issue in the long run, but maybe it isn't. I have had great luck with rubber cement and benotto. And the "curling" issue can be a problem with benotto, but maybe I am just not pulling hard enough! I wouldn't recommend stretching it that much, as you may just rip it or do some other damage, which is the worst! At the end of the bar (towards the stem), I just trim and wrap some electrical tape to hold. But I guess there is something to be said for not using anything up there....
> Stephan Andranian
> Costa Mesa, CA
> Jerome & Elizabeth Moos <> wrote:
> Jack Moran at the old City Cycle in Little Rock, AR, who some here know, used to put a small drop of super glue on the bars every couple of turns when wrapping Cinelli cork tape.

> Regards,


> Jerry Moos