[CR]Re: Bar tape, another source


From: BobHoveyGa@aol.com
Date: Fri, 11 Nov 2005 12:47:11 EST
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: [CR]Re: Bar tape, another source

In a message dated 11/10/05 2:23:15 PM, classicrendezvous-request@bikelist.org writes:


> I use a whole variety of different colored Hockey tape, from a sports
> store. Thinner, but but 2 layers or more on. Much, much cheaper that
> bike bar tape, one roll does 4 or 5 bars for about $2 to $3.
> Takes shellac or polyeurethane well too.
>
> Neill Currie
> Hillsborough, Nh.
>

Hockey tape's OK, but as you said, it is thinner. If you want the same stuff that was originally used for handlebar tape, you can look for 1" heavyweight bias ply twill tape. Like hockey tape, it is much cheaper than bike bar wrap ($12 or so for a 72 yard roll of white), but it is indistiguishable from traditional bar wrap in weight and texture. But unlike hockey tape, the color range is limited, which means dying your own if you need other colors.

Here's a link...

http://home.att.net/~jsteinheimer/mainpage.htm

Bob Hovey
Columbus, GA