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 Post subject: lightweight rim tape?
PostPosted: Sat Apr 22, 2017 6:42 pm 
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i just removed the thick yellow plastic vinyl rim tape from my kinlin 19mm wheelset. they weigh 22g each.

is there a lighter option for rim tape? will electical tape work by just covering up the holes? or stans?


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 22, 2017 7:04 pm 
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Blue Schwalbe tubeless tape is a lot lighter, not too pricy and reliable. Electrical tape is not strong enough. You could find some textured tape from 3M, it would do the tric.

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 22, 2017 7:08 pm 
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Or Stan's is also an option

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 22, 2017 7:32 pm 
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why cover the entire rim just for the holes?
check out "Veloplugs"


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 22, 2017 7:38 pm 
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Thanks for the suggestions.. gonna go to LBS and see if I can find them.


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 22, 2017 7:40 pm 
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I second veloplugs, I've used them in about 8 wheel sets over the last 5 years and never had an issue with them and they're about 5-6g per wheel.


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 22, 2017 7:53 pm 
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+3 on Veloplugs. Good to go!

Just be sure to get the "right" size.

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 22, 2017 7:57 pm 
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Veloplugs have their own limitations. They do not fit all rim holes. Red ones can be too lose, the yellow ones will not sit in properly.
I used them for quite short period of time (Archetype rims). After having spectacular failure, where one of the plugs was melted down and pusched inside the rim, I thanked them for good.
Stan tape, cheaper alternatives: kapton tape or Tesa 4289 (very similar to Stans).

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 22, 2017 8:40 pm 
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The cool kids are using Scotch Film Strapping Tape 8898 Ivory, 24 mm x 55 m

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 22, 2017 9:23 pm 
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Tubeless tyre tape s light. Var tape is lighter than stans.

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 22, 2017 9:52 pm 
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+1 on the scotch tape.
I'm curious if veloplugs plus skinny strippers would be good enough for road tubeless.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 23, 2017 12:30 am 
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just came back from LBS and found some Stan's no tube rim tape. but they only have 21mm, whereas my kinlin 19mm profile rims have 16mm internal width. :(

took a sharpie.. drew a fine line around and took a knife and cut around it. now it's perfect 16mm. :)


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PostPosted: Sun May 07, 2017 10:28 pm 
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bikerjulio wrote:
The cool kids are using Scotch Film Strapping Tape 8898 Ivory, 24 mm x 55 m


Is there an online supplier for rolls of that?


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PostPosted: Sun May 07, 2017 10:47 pm 
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Miller wrote:
bikerjulio wrote:
The cool kids are using Scotch Film Strapping Tape 8898 Ivory, 24 mm x 55 m


Is there an online supplier for rolls of that?


A little known outfit - Amazon

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PostPosted: Sun May 07, 2017 10:52 pm 
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Yeah... min order box of 9 rolls is what I found, lol. I don't need half a kilometre of the stuff!


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