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Rim Tape Question(3 posts)

Rim Tape QuestionFlatRat
Aug 10, 2001 10:40 AM
How important is it to replace the rim tape after each flat...particularly if it was an obvious external puncture?
re: Rim Tape QuestionAkirasho
Aug 10, 2001 12:05 PM
... should not be a factor at all...

Rim tape merely protects the tube from abrading on the spoke holes.

Be the bike.
Not important...Cima Coppi
Aug 10, 2001 12:05 PM
Rim tape should not be replaced unless there is visible wear exposing the rim, spoke nipples, eyelets, or anything that may cause a puncture from the rim side of the tube. A puncture throught the top of the tire or the sidewall will rarely affect the integrity of the rim tape or strip.