lightweight rim tape?

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addictR1
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by addictR1

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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Delorre
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by Delorre

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.

Delorre
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by Delorre

Or Stan's is also an option

Hexsense
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by Hexsense

why cover the entire rim just for the holes?
check out "Veloplugs"

addictR1
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by addictR1

Thanks for the suggestions.. gonna go to LBS and see if I can find them.


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AZR3
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by AZR3

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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by 1415chris

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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bikerjulio
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by bikerjulio

The cool kids are using Scotch Film Strapping Tape 8898 Ivory, 24 mm x 55 m

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by bm0p700f

Tubeless tyre tape s light. Var tape is lighter than stans.

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by kulivontot

+1 on the scotch tape.
I'm curious if veloplugs plus skinny strippers would be good enough for road tubeless.

addictR1
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by addictR1

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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Miller
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by Miller

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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bikerjulio
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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
There's sometimes a buggy.
How many drivers does a buggy have?

One.

So let's just say I'm drivin' this buggy...
and if you fix your attitude you can ride along with me.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GekiIMh4ZkM

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Miller
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by Miller

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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