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rim tapejust starting out
May 14, 2002 12:30 PM
please excuse my ignorance, but ... i just bought a new set of wheels and i want to put tires on them. are there any secrets to using rim tape? i'm assuming i simply need to pick some up at my bike shop and line the inside of the wheel before putting on the tires. anything else?
re: rim tapefeathers mcgraw
May 14, 2002 1:02 PM
Yep, that's about it. Get the velox tape. It's a bit heavier but much better in the long run.
Second the Velox! nmKEN2
May 14, 2002 2:39 PM
Velox Rim Tape? Why?Matno
May 18, 2002 7:48 AM
What makes it so much better? Rim tape has always seemed to be a "put it on and forget about it" kind of thing. Does it really make a difference? How? Pardon my ignorance...
because everything else suckscollinsc
May 18, 2002 5:21 PM
After slowly replacing my old tape (some weird blue plastic-like crap), section by section with duct tape as the tape wore thru and left the spoke holes open. It was just a mess. This stringy blue crap, seemed like woven plastic threads, just sort of dissolved. Velox is much sturdier and thicker, it wont turn into duct tape in 1500 miles either.
Ah Hah! So you CAN use duct tape!Matno
May 19, 2002 10:33 AM
I knew it! That stuff works for anything... :)
I agree VELOXsingletrack
May 15, 2002 5:27 AM
Don't mess around with any other rim tape, use the
best VELOX.