Special (secret) Finishing Tape?

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plainey
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by plainey

While having a look at the Skunkworks Bikes insta, I came across a "secret Baum finishing tape" praised by Zak Smiley of Skunkworks.

Just wondering if anyone knows what it is?

It looks aesthetically pleasing as an alternative to the usual electrical tape.

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openwheelracing
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by openwheelracing

I need to know too. About to change bar tape soon but really don't want to use 3M electrical tape. I heard about some "electrical fastening tape" but found nothing yet.

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jrod88
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by jrod88

3M Black Cloth Tape 25743?
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nickf
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by nickf

Could be 3M 3407na friction tape? Fabric tape. Can pick it up at any hardware store.

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gkski
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by gkski

Consider silicone self sealing tape. Comes in lots of colors with no leaking adhesive mess.

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by TobinHatesYou

gkski wrote:
Thu Oct 28, 2021 3:59 am
Consider silicone self sealing tape. Comes in lots of colors with no leaking adhesive mess.
I have a love/hate relationship with that stuff. Most of it is pretty thick, and it’s also brittle…if you nick it, it will shear under its own tension quite often.

uraqt
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by uraqt

I have been using clear packing tape, it's not perfect close-up. However, when I do it right I can't really see it when riding. And for sure my riding mates can't see while they are riding with me...

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BdaGhisallo
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by BdaGhisallo

That could be Tesa wire loom tape. I know Quickstep used to use it. It's intended for use on automobiles but it works just fine to hold the ends of bar tape in place.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00EH ... UTF8&psc=1

TobinHatesYou
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by TobinHatesYou

BdaGhisallo wrote:
Thu Oct 28, 2021 9:09 am
That could be Tesa wire loom tape. I know Quickstep used to use it. It's intended for use on automobiles but it works just fine to hold the ends of bar tape in place.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00EH ... UTF8&psc=1

The weave is too coarse in any of the specific tapes listed. The tape in the OP almost looks like a cloth bandaid and it has white fibers.

wrcompositi
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by wrcompositi

may be acetate cloth tape?

eins4eins
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by eins4eins

Tesa 4549 i guess.

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by kgibbo1868

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Baum and Busyman go hand in hand. The Busyman tape comes with leather finishing tape that has adhesive on the back.


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mvnsnd
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by mvnsnd

As already mentioned, looks like 3M friction tape:
https://www.homedepot.com/p/3M-3-4-in-x ... /202192876


Only issue might be that is discolors a little with sunlight.

edchristoph
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by edchristoph

I recently switched to taping the bars top down. No finishing tape needed and a much cleaner look overall. It even works with a DI2-plug!
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No issues with edges peeling off, works just fine.

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ryanw
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by ryanw

Horses for courses, but that is not applealing to me, especially the RS910 fittment.

It takes a while to get right, but once able, traditional wrapping is the way:

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