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 Post subject: Benotto tape
PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2019 5:09 pm 
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Is there a nack of wrapping handlebars using benotto tape, there is always a little gap behind the brake levers I can't seem to get it right, I have tried the figure 8 method and I don't want to use cheater tape, any ideas?


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2019 2:58 pm 
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Put levers on the bars in the correct position and mark the position of the clamp on the bars.
Remove levers and tape around the clamp to achieve a neat job.


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 Post subject: Re: Benotto tape
PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2019 4:34 pm 
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Thanks for that, I did end up doing it that way last night. Still, nice to know I did it the correct way.


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 Post subject: Re: Benotto tape
PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2019 4:37 pm 
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spitball wrote:
Is there a nack of wrapping handlebars using benotto tape, there is always a little gap behind the brake levers I can't seem to get it right, I have tried the figure 8 method and I don't want to use cheater tape, any ideas?


I will add that I rarely see correctly installed bar tape on this forum, let alone Benotto Ribbon - there are many how-to's on the interweb.

Install from the bar end...

Rk.


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 Post subject: Re: Benotto tape
PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2019 5:41 pm 
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Well first attempt, I will add like a complete donkey I forgot the end plug I am used to them being fitted last
Any thoughts, opinions.


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 Post subject: Re: Benotto tape
PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2019 10:10 pm 
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Love well wrapped benotto tape, here's mine although I do use a little cut of bit of tape around clamp 1st.

Yours looks great too


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 Post subject: Re: Benotto tape
PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2019 10:33 pm 
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spitball wrote:
Well first attempt, I will add like a complete donkey I forgot the end plug I am used to them being fitted last
Any thoughts, opinions.


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That’s a great attempt & I hate wrapping bar tape as pretty useless at It especially on figure of 8 wraps & trying to get the tape evenly spaced while you wrap....


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 Post subject: Re: Benotto tape
PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2019 10:41 pm 
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yep looks like a decent job there, I usually cheat and use a small piece around the lever clamp before wrapping the whole lot


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 Post subject: Re: Benotto tape
PostPosted: Sat Jan 05, 2019 5:17 pm 
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Maca wrote:
Love well wrapped benotto tape, here's mine although I do use a little cut of bit of tape around clamp 1st.

Yours looks great too



Thanks, what's that lot going on? I have bought some more for a couple of later bikes as I like the finish ones 89 the other 91, I'm sure i'll get shot by the purists.


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 Post subject: Re: Benotto tape
PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:45 pm 
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Horrible to ride with but I appreciate the style.


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