Best way to start bar tape?

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RichTheRoadie
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by RichTheRoadie

Here's my take on it - hope that helps too!

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BikeTart wrote:Here's my take on it - hope that helps too!


Wonderful ! :thumbup:

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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.

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Great tutorial! I just never wrap back down behind the lever, it's not needed if you place the "cheat tape" carefully

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. ;)

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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:

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I'm on about the switch of directions at the hoods to prevent unwinding. Not the neatness of the job in the photos.
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I think I left the oven on

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by fdegrove

Hi,

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

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by 1415chris

Let's dig it out....

Nice one, have to try it out :)

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