The unmistakable sign of a connoisseur in 2015?

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fa63
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by fa63

Someone who wraps their bars without using any tape :D

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by TurboKoo

Wrapping bar tape in wrong direction is sure way to get them peeled off in no time.
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And it looks really stupid.

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fa63 wrote:Someone who wraps their bars without using any tape :D


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by duende

I agree it looks pretty bad with modern tape. But it wasn't uncommon to see benotto tape wrapped that way back in the day. Never came off either.

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fa63
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by fa63

OK, I lose :)

The tape has never come off in two years.

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What modern tape ever comes off with all that glue they put on the back?

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The glue is just there to rip the tape when you take it off so you can't reuse it.

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by bfno

This is how it should be done, super glued ends:

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by Marin

Looks unfinished for me.

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by btompkins0112

The perfect finish is where you can see the perfectly trimmed end of the bar tape peeking out from beneath the finishing tape.....

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Deda MegaFondo 50's, aimed at the Gran Fondo crowd who demand even more performance than the pros:

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Those are insane....that is also a great example of a horrible tape job.

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by Rodrego Hernandez

Yep, crap bar taping is definitely not the sign of a connoisseur.

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by bfno

Marin wrote:Looks unfinished for me.


I was speaking in reference to the comment on wrapping bars without tape. I do agree the best looking finish is the one pictured above by btompkins.
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