Re: [CR]A flat on todays ride - rim strip question -PX10E withclinchers - right name?


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Date: Sun, 16 Oct 2005 23:32:49 -0800
From: Chuck Schmidt <chuckschmidt@earthlink.net>
To: Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: Re: [CR]A flat on todays ride - rim strip question -PX10E withclinchers - right name?
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Kurt Sperry wrote:
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> I've used strapping tape with good results, when no rim tape is at hand...

My experience with strapping tape (clear tape with filiment running lengthwise) was not good. The spoke hole edges cut the filiment over time and when I tried to remove the tape it wouldn't come up cleanly. Left lots of the filiment stuck to the rim bed. A real mess.

Rubber rim strips deteriorate, rim rope was weird, Michelin plastic rim strips cracked at the spoke holes and cut the inner tube, strapping tape deteriorated... Velox is best.

Chuck Schmidt South Pasadena, Southern California

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