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Looking for how to to wrapping bar tapewolfereeno
Sep 2, 2002 6:36 PM
Any how to's for wrapping bar handelbar tape on standard road bars?
Wrapping bar tape, patience and skill, search engineMGS
Sep 2, 2002 7:35 PM
Without trying to be too much of a jerk, I often wonder how hard it is for people to simply do a google search and find the information, rather than posting a question on a board and await an answer.

I posted the term "wrapping handlebar tape" on google, and got the following URL

I feel that the board questions should be directed for answers to questions that may not be easily found by simply doing an online search through a search engine.

So much for my rant...But that may just be my opinion, I may be wrong.
re: Looking for how to to wrapping bar tapeTexas Spinner
Sep 3, 2002 4:23 AM
Or you could look at it as an opportunity to easily help someone else including you Google search advice. Not everyone knows how to do a google search.
I wrap from the inside to the endKillerQuads
Sep 3, 2002 6:41 AM
First of all, I think this is a legit question for which there is more than one answer. Are we not allowed to ask questions here?

Second, I do not like the Park Tool method at all. I do not like the treatment around the hoods, precise trimming of the end, or the sticky trim tape to finish.

I first cut a 4 1/2" to 5" piece of bar tape to fit around the brake lever strap and tuck the ends under the hood. I then use cellophane tape to tape the end of the bar tape to the inside (near the stem) of the bar. You can abut the end of the bar tape to the cable under the bar to avoid a seam. I overlap one turn then start wrapping outward towards the bar end with 5 to 7 lbs of tension. The tension (not the cellophane tape) keeps the bar tape secure. Since the brake lever strap is covered, there is no need to do a figure 8 around the lever. I leave the end long and tuck it into the bar end and finish with the end plug.

With the right tension, my tape never unravels. I can undo the tape and rewrap whenever I want without having to be precise about the end. I do not have to touch tacky trim tape as I ride.
Rivendell's got a page on this, too.retro
Sep 3, 2002 8:26 AM
It's not very complicated--just look at the old tape and fool around with the new stuff until they're the same. Killerquads' method works as well as any for me.
There are some tips and hints at, plus a neat way to wrap contrasting colors for a diamond effect. Too much trouble for me, but maybe this winter....
Very Simplegrzy
Sep 3, 2002 9:53 AM
Buy a box of Cinelli bar tape - it's printed on the back of every one.