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Re: Best way to start bar tape?

Posted: Tue Dec 18, 2012 10:03 am
by RichTheRoadie
Here's my take on it - hope that helps too!

Re: Best way to start bar tape?

Posted: Tue Dec 18, 2012 10:49 am
by PSM
BikeTart wrote:Here's my take on it - hope that helps too!


Wonderful ! :thumbup:

Re: Best way to start bar tape?

Posted: Tue Dec 18, 2012 10:49 am
by Weenie

Re: Best way to start bar tape?

Posted: Tue Dec 18, 2012 10:50 am
by 1415chris
Clearly and nicely :thumbup:

As I remember, when wrapping the way you showed, I don't use this small piece of tape going over the lever's clamp.
The "knot" around the hoods itself should be sufficient to cover all gaps, though.

Re: Best way to start bar tape?

Posted: Tue Dec 18, 2012 10:58 am
by eurperg
Great tutorial! I just never wrap back down behind the lever, it's not needed if you place the "cheat tape" carefully

Re: Best way to start bar tape?

Posted: Tue Dec 18, 2012 10:59 am
by PSM
eurperg wrote:Great tutorial! I just never wrap back down behind the lever, it's not needed if you place the "cheat tape" carefully


+1.

Re: Best way to start bar tape?

Posted: Tue Dec 18, 2012 11:00 am
by RichTheRoadie
1415chris wrote:As I remember, when wrapping the way you showed, I don't use this small piece of tape going over the lever's clamp.
The "knot" around the hoods itself should be sufficient to cover all gaps, though.

It should mean you don't have to use the 'cheat tape', yes - but sometimes you still need to depending on the levers and the bar shape, just to make sure everything is totally covered.

Re: Best way to start bar tape?

Posted: Tue Dec 18, 2012 11:02 am
by RichTheRoadie
eurperg wrote:Great tutorial! I just never wrap back down behind the lever, it's not needed if you place the "cheat tape" carefully

In all honesty I just prefer wrapping this way - nothing to do with not wanting or needing to use the cheat tape, but just how I like to do it.

Re: Best way to start bar tape?

Posted: Tue Dec 18, 2012 11:14 am
by PSM
BikeTart wrote:
eurperg wrote:Great tutorial! I just never wrap back down behind the lever, it's not needed if you place the "cheat tape" carefully

In all honesty I just prefer wrapping this way - nothing to do with not wanting or needing to use the cheat tape, but just how I like to do it.


It is really ok. ;)

Re: Best way to start bar tape?

Posted: Tue Dec 18, 2012 4:23 pm
by MattSoutherden

Re: Best way to start bar tape?

Posted: Tue Dec 18, 2012 4:29 pm
by PSM
MattSoutherden wrote:http://www.parktool.com/blog/repair-help/handlebar-tape-installation-drop-bar" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Check out the 'reverse wrap' part.



Seriously, that wrapping looks like shit ! :shock:

Re: Best way to start bar tape?

Posted: Tue Dec 18, 2012 4:44 pm
by thisisatest
Park tool shouldn't even stick to making tools. Most are complete crap, barely adequate for the home user.

Re: Best way to start bar tape?

Posted: Tue Dec 18, 2012 7:50 pm
by MattSoutherden
I'm on about the switch of directions at the hoods to prevent unwinding. Not the neatness of the job in the photos.

Re: Best way to start bar tape?

Posted: Tue Dec 18, 2012 10:30 pm
by artray
I think I left the oven on

Re: Best way to start bar tape?

Posted: Wed Dec 19, 2012 2:23 am
by fdegrove
Hi,

No one actually wraps from the top of the handle bar down ?

Ciao, ;)

Re: Best way to start bar tape?

Posted: Wed Dec 19, 2012 2:23 am
by Weenie

Re: Best way to start bar tape?

Posted: Thu Aug 18, 2016 2:11 pm
by 1415chris
Let's dig it out....

Nice one, have to try it out :)

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