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PostPosted: Tue Sep 20, 2016 6:59 pm 
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Looking for the lightest option that still looks a bit like bartape, were not talking 1.8 lizards skins were talking perhaps tennis/badminton tape perhaps ect, any experiences?


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I have black electrical tape that is a cloth type material. Can't remember what electricians use it for. But go to any hardware store, a good one, or maybe online, and you will find some electrical tape that is cloth. Not plastic like you usually think of electrical tape. You might also look for some duct tape, wider, that is cloth based instead of the usual plastic.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 20, 2016 7:26 pm 
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RussellS wrote:
I have black electrical tape that is a cloth type material. Can't remember what electricians use it for. But go to any hardware store, a good one, or maybe online, and you will find some electrical tape that is cloth. Not plastic like you usually think of electrical tape. You might also look for some duct tape, wider, that is cloth based instead of the usual plastic.


Thanks for the reply, any idea of weight compared?


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 20, 2016 7:39 pm 
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Similar to 'classic style adhesive' bartape?


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 20, 2016 9:09 pm 
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I got some thin tape off ebay a while back that i think was sold as squash racket tape. It's just what you'd think of as thin cotton bar tape.
I just used it on the TT extensions and it's fine, not "special", but this is the second season and I've not bothered to change it.
There is still some give with it, but obviously less than a thicker tape, so on drop bars it might feel different.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 20, 2016 10:26 pm 
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This is called an overgrip tape and wouldn't have any give at all.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 21, 2016 12:28 am 
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See if you can find some heat shrink tubing in the right diameter.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 21, 2016 2:48 am 
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Try the tape used to wrap a hockey stick.

I wrap CO2 canisters with it.


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jpanspac wrote:
See if you can find some heat shrink tubing in the right diameter.

I am wondering if heat shrink will slip and bunch up at the bottom eventually...

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I tried black athletic tape which came out to 15g for just the drops but I feel that's on the heavy side for how little was wrapped. I did tressostar before and I think deda elementi is lighter.

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Kayrehn wrote:
I am wondering if heat shrink will slip and bunch up at the bottom eventually...

Probably could apply an old mountain bike grip technique and spray the bar with hairspray, then immediately slide the heat shrink tubing over the bar, then apply heat and the hairspray will act as an adhesive once the tubing shrinks.

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Kayrehn wrote:
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This is called an overgrip tape and wouldn't have any give at all.



Thanks for the info guys, when are we going to see this Fuji?????


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Got a few different types on the way, let you know how it goes.

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RussellS wrote:
I have black electrical tape that is a cloth type material. Can't remember what electricians use it for. But go to any hardware store, a good one, or maybe online, and you will find some electrical tape that is cloth. Not plastic like you usually think of electrical tape. You might also look for some duct tape, wider, that is cloth based instead of the usual plastic.


http://www.homedepot.com/p/3M-3-4-in-x- ... /202192876

This is the cloth electrical tape I was referring to.


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RussellS wrote:
RussellS wrote:
I have black electrical tape that is a cloth type material. Can't remember what electricians use it for. But go to any hardware store, a good one, or maybe online, and you will find some electrical tape that is cloth. Not plastic like you usually think of electrical tape. You might also look for some duct tape, wider, that is cloth based instead of the usual plastic.


http://www.homedepot.com/p/3M-3-4-in-x- ... /202192876

This is the cloth electrical tape I was referring to.


Thanks!


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