Re: [CR]Wrapping cloth tape

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Date: Fri, 28 Jul 2006 00:39:39 -0400
From: Marcus Coles <>
Subject: Re: [CR]Wrapping cloth tape
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John Betmanis wrote:
> At 10:48 AM 7/27/06 -0500, Cheung, Doland wrote:
>> Ok, last night I was wrapping some new bars with some new cloth bar
>> tape. But I kept wrinkling the tape while wrapping.
> Make sure you start overlapping more on the inside once you get to the bend.
> "Back in the day" we used to use rim tape for this, but first wrapped the
> bars with friction tape to provide adhesion. (Not sure if you can still
> find friction tape these days, since it's been replaced by black vinyl
> electrical tape.)
> Black friction tape is still available in the ice hockey section of sporting goods stores, probably its last refuge. A couple of my bikes have it as a base tape, it's cheap, adds a little cushioning and diameter to the bars.

Marcus Coles
London, Ontario, Canada.