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Old 12-26-2012, 02:50 AM   #1
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i learned about wrapping bars with tape today

i watched a few videos and read some articles and then went out and tried it. i did a couple of attempts without using the sticky stuff to see how it would come out and the first two were not lined up properly to wrap the whole bars and i had about two inches left when the tape ran out. the third came out perfectly though so i unrolled it and peeled the backing and tried it again. it came out good, i think.

from this:



to this:



and if feels so good. its the lizard skin 3.2mm


now, when i get some new brake levers, i will redo it. i also wrapped my brake cable in black electrical tape so it matched



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Old 12-26-2012, 02:53 AM   #2
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i think next time, i will use shrink wrap on the brake cable sheathing in an offsetting color, maybe white or some bright color, just to give it some color



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I went with Lizard Skins on the last wrap that was done on my bike. I bought some really cheap stuff to practice wrapping it my self and each time I did it, I was way short on the tape or the areas where they overlapped were unevenly spaced. Nice thing about the LBS that I go to is that they do the wrapping at no charge, which is great when you get frustrated.

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i spoke with them but i don't remember the cost. they were the first people i spoke to about how to do it, a few weeks ago

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Superj those bars are wild, were did you get them? I've got the euro trekking (butterfly) bars on my Jamis Allegro 1 but I've never seen bars like yours anywhere! Ya taping is "not fun" I do ok but I'm sure it wouldn't pass for a LBS. I use Performance GEL tape due to arthritis in all the major joints, (including hands, wrist's and nuckles), for road vibration thru the bars.

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i got them on ebay because i had never seen them either but i have since learned they are scott drop-in 2. they are still available from the manufacturer. it is so nice having low and high parallel bars to hold as well as two corners at different heights. normally, my wrists hurt after 20 miles on normal drop bars but i did 26 this past weekend on these, with no bar tape, and not a bit of pain.

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wanna be seen??? try this out
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I always see those wraps at the bike store and think about getting them for my son



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