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 Post subject: Bar Tape by the Metre?
PostPosted: Wed Jun 23, 2010 2:05 pm 
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Back in the day I used to have a big pack of bar tape, I think there was about twenty metres in the pack. I recall that it cost about twice as much as a pack or bar tape complete with plugs and finishing tape. Since I hardly ever use the plugs and never ever use the finishing tape they're a waste of money. And there's also the two lengths of offcut you end up with that are good for nothing.

Can you still buy bar tape this way?


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 24, 2010 5:10 pm 
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Not sure about 'plastic' bar tape but I've been buying cloth tape in Black, White, Red, Blue and Green from Dunholme Mills by the metre. A bit thinner than the 'real' stuff but seems to be OK in use. Obviously it's not 'sticky backed' but this isn't a problem to me.


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 27, 2010 5:07 pm 
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It's a thought. I like my bar tape cushioned, but then my arty crafty wife could probably suggest something soft to put under the cloth tape.

Cheers.

Gareth


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