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PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2013 2:41 pm 
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The History Man wrote:
Old Ned wrote:
Look at this -

http://www.wastedlife.org/bike/harlequin/index.html

Your life will never be the same again.........................


That's actually achievable! I think. Great link.


Haha! I was going to say google 'Harlequin' and you find all sorts of guides.

To be honest, I didn't do the harlequin wrap I posted the pic of but I've tried two colour and could never get it to the stage I was happy with. The problems begin as you go around the curve of the bars. As for the three colour harlequin in the pic, you either have to be some kind of pervert or best friends with a maypole dancer :)


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2013 2:44 pm 
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Location: 54 Festive Road Winchcombe GLOUCS Yarp...
You know what a maypole is don't you?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=awmQ3p58H9E


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2013 3:05 pm 
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The History Man wrote:
You know what a maypole is don't you?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=awmQ3p58H9E


:lol: Brilliant :lol:


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2013 3:16 pm 
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:) Apologies for thread hijack but if you liked that you'll love this......

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tH1VdD-nAc0

Back to the bar taping. The triple. How about three colour plaits/braids done off bike then wound round? Would have to be narrower tape.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 15, 2013 5:31 pm 
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Thanks all,

I found the Muppet vid very disturbing indeed!!! Thanks.

Back to the bar tape, it appears that i might be overlapping too much, the recent Gazelle mixte was odd as it has small bars and I ran out of tape before i got to where i wanted it to finish - I had to do it again. The Deda tape I used was half perforated and I overlapped it to leave the perforations in view.

I noticed in Robbies pics that the tape had around three quarters on view.

Thanks for the advice and i like the tip from bodrobert about the finish at the stem.

Richard


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 15, 2013 7:15 pm 
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I've recently taken to cutting a diagonal bit off the first 3" of tape when starting at the ends (as you would when finishing in the middle) as I think it looks neater once the end plug is fitted... there's no bulge! :) Only applies if your end plugs are a nice tight fit though.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 15, 2013 7:17 pm 
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If not, insulation tape round the end plug.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 15, 2013 7:19 pm 
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The History Man wrote:
If not, insulation tape round the end plug.


indeed, but then I know it's there! :lol:

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