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 Post subject: bartape wrapping
PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2013 8:22 pm 
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why is bartape started at the end of the bars then worked to the centre and finished off with insulation tape? I have started going from stem to end and provided i remember to wind the correct way it naturally tightens when gripped in earnest and aesthetically is far more pleasing.


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 Post subject: Re: bartape wrapping
PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2013 8:26 pm 
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Because it just is. It's the rules.

I always start from the ends of the bar, and it always ends up self tightening on both the drops and the top of the bars.

Either/or, your choice.


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 Post subject: Re: bartape wrapping
PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2013 8:30 pm 
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I find the adhesive tape which you use on the middle of the bars always comes loose and makes the thing look scruffy :oops:


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 Post subject: Re: bartape wrapping
PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2013 8:44 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: bartape wrapping
PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2013 8:49 pm 
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If you apply something like Pritstick too the bars first it helps everything stay together longer. The best way I found to do it is watch the various 'how to' vids on Youtube and use the best bits of advice.


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 Post subject: Re: bartape wrapping
PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2013 8:56 pm 
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That's creepy. I was just pondering this myself earlier today!


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 Post subject: Re: bartape wrapping
PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2013 9:51 pm 
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Am I alone in using bar tape on mountain bikes? :oops:

...inside to ends by the way :wink:


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 Post subject: Re: bartape wrapping
PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2013 9:54 pm 
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Chopper1192 wrote:
That's creepy. I was just pondering this myself earlier today!


Yeah, how strange that out of 28,000 members of a bike forum, two of them were thinking about the same bike releated subject on the same day :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: bartape wrapping
PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2013 10:55 pm 
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do people on here do the harlequin wrapping ?

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 Post subject: Re: bartape wrapping
PostPosted: Tue Jul 16, 2013 1:03 pm 
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unkleGsif wrote:
Am I alone in using bar tape on mountain bikes? :oops:

...inside to ends by the way :wink:


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I use it on bar ends- long L-bend stylee, but I'm not proud of the fact. You may well be alone in your deviancy using it instead of grips.
In fact, there's probably a government register that you should be on.........


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