John Pergolizzi wrote:
> Reid Fisher axed:
> " What's the best way to mount a water bottle cage (or other clamp) without
> damaging the paint or decals? Would coating the clamp with the rubber tool-handle
> goop work? Wrap with some kind of tape? Better ideas?
> To which Chuck Schmidt replied:
> "Years ago I used to line the inside of the clamp with a piece of clear
> vinyl tape and then run an Xacto blade along the perimeter of the clamp
> to trim excess. The clear vinyl didn't stain the paint and there was no
> visible evidence of the existence of the tape being under the clamp once
> I did the same but used cloth handlebar tape. Old school.
Saw that done back in the day and thought it was not such a good thing to put cotton cloth between two metal objects where the cloth can/will become water soaked and has no way to dry.
Mr. McGuire: I just want to say one word to you - just one word. Ben: Yes sir. Mr. McGuire: Are you listening? Ben: Yes I am. Mr. McGuire: 'Plastics.' Ben: Exactly how do you mean? Mr. McGuire: There's a great future in plastics. Think about it. Will you think about it? Ben: Yes I will. Mr. McGuire: Shh! Enough said. That's a deal.
3M clear vinyl tape rocks!
Chuck Schmidt South Pasadena, Southern California