Re: [CR]Have I been doing it wrong all these years?


Example: Component Manufacturers:Cinelli
Date: Tue, 15 May 2007 22:41:32 -0400
From: "gabriel l romeu" <romeug@comcast.net>
To: Mark Fulton <markfulton5@mac.com>
Subject: Re: [CR]Have I been doing it wrong all these years?
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Some of us young'uns from '69 on do it that way as well. I have enjoyed

listening to every reason not to, but those 'enlightened' ones don't realize how it pleases me to be a contrarian. They are obviously gripping the bars far to hard for the primary expressed consequence. I know that the tape on my on topic Bianchi Pista has just over 3500 miles

on it and i can't justify a grunge change. I also toss that little strippy bit that is to encircle the brake clamp as a good figure 8 under the hood will cover it admirably.

I hate tape on the top of the bars.

plugs are a perfect solution to swallowing up the end of the tape. Outside of that, i have not figured out how one justifies their weight.

You can test how good znc even you are by comparing the lengths of the tucks on each side of the bars.

barcons are a drag cause they don't leave enough room for the tuck.

there are so few people that do it this method here, it lends an individuality to my builds. If it makes others laugh, consider yourself

doing a public service.

Mark Fulton wrote:
> Since 1948 i've been wrapping my handlebars from the stem out. I simply
> wrap out and around, down and back, pop in the cap and I'm done. No
> extra tape up top. Have I been doing it wrong all these years? Have
> people secretly been making fun of me for this? Is there some compellin g
> reason to wrap from cap to stem? Just to keep this on topic, I only ask
> because I'm about to retape my 1950 Locomotief Tour de France and the
> Cinelli cork ribbon that I just bought includes the extra plastic
> finishing tape.

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