RE: [CR]Wrapping bars with cloth tape

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From: "Ralph Symbleme" <ralph_symbleme@bicyclelogy.com>
To: "Robert Clair" <r.clair@cox.net>, <Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Subject: RE: [CR]Wrapping bars with cloth tape
Date: Wed, 16 Jul 2008 21:59:43 -0400
In-Reply-To: <001001c8e7a9$40320b90$0202a8c0@Leo>


If you have enough sake it should look like my test bike in the attached link. Not enough tape, too much sake =

http://www.bicyclelogy.com/files/2193026/uploaded/TEST.JPG

Ralph Symbleme Millstone Twp, New Jersey

-----Original Message----- From: Robert Clair [mailto:r.clair@cox.net] Sent: Wednesday, July 16, 2008 9:06 PM To: ralph_symbleme@bicyclelogy.com; Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org Subject: Re: [CR]Wrapping bars with cloth tape

... dang, now that was an interesting learning experience !

... of my two attempts to use hair spray on sliding in those full grips, (grip by choice ?) one set worked perfectly, the other not so well. so tomorrow we do the latter over in no-name cloth tape .

... those full plastic/whatecer grips mimed these patterns perfectly ... does anyone on a njs bike still have that "braid" done.

... youth wants to know! and how much ceremony and sake did it take back then :)

robert clair
alexandria, va 22308


----- Original Message -----
From: Ralph Symbleme
To: Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Sent: Wednesday, July 16, 2008 10:52 AM
Subject: RE: [CR]Wrapping bars with cloth tape



>
> Hello list,
>
> Has anyone tried using TSUKA-MAKI techniques (the art of wrapping the
> tsuka
> or samurai/Japanese sword) to wrap a bicycle handlebar and the top tube of
> a
> track bike; TSUKA-MAKI instructions can be found on the following site.
>
> http://pages.prodigy.net/tlbuck/tsuka/tsuka.htm
>
> Ralph Symbleme
> Millstone Twp, New Jersey
> http://www.bicyclelogy.com
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: classicrendezvous-bounces@bikelist.org
> [mailto:classicrendezvous-bounces@bikelist.org]On Behalf Of dima
> Sent: Wednesday, July 16, 2008 10:04 AM
> To: Classic Rendezvous
> Subject: [CR]Wrapping bars with cloth tape
>
>
> Hi list,
>
> I am going to wrap the bars on a bike with some Tressostar tape,
> problem is that I've never done that using cloth tape before, and the
> tape being somewhat rare, I'd hate to botch up the job, so would
> appreciate any cloth tape-specific tips/tricks/instructions. In
> particular, I'd like to have an idea how long (or short) a roll of
> Tressostar tape usually is for regular size bars - i.e. should I try
> to minimize the overlap or not. Also, how do you cover the brake
> clamps (what's usually done using the specially provided piece of cork
> tape) - in the usual way (i.e. by using a piece of cloth tape) or
> differently. Etc.
>
> Thanks.
>
> --
> Cheers,
> Dmitry Yaitskov,
> Toronto, Canada.