Re: Rim tape for clinchers?
Posted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 4:34 am
Yup. I’ve never used veloplugs,but you’ve got the idea.
On the veloplugs subject. Personally I wouldn't use them in road rim brake application anymore. Once I had a failure when on the short but very steep descent 20-25%, one of those of bitten track roads in Tenerife, one of the plugs edge was softened by the increased temperature enough to be pushed through the spoke hole into the rim ...... inner tube followed (i had latex tube, but in this case butyl wouldn't make any difference), leaving on my legs couple souvenirs forever. Just for the records, they were red veloplugs, the fit was on the loose side. I had to support them, to keep them in place with electric tape. I think with them it is just too many potential failure points to be bothered.RocketRacing wrote:Thanks. Given veloplugs work well, i think the answer us “wide enough to cover the spoke holes”
You have it correct. It depends upon rim width and enough to cover the spoke holes.RocketRacing wrote: ↑Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:48 amI guess this is a total noob question: what is the appropriate width of tape? How wide do you NEED to go?
My rims were originally set up for tubes/clinchers with one piece rim strips (forget brand but were wide enough to cover the spoke holes). I removed that (heavy, and shifted location as no adhesive).
I have since used proper stand rim tape, but only enough to cover the spoke holes, and a bit more for safety. I guess that is all i knew. So maybe 12mm wide.