|how long does cork handlebar tape last?||moschika|
Nov 11, 2003 6:31 PM
|how long does your handlebar tape usually last? mine is getting a bit thin around the top bend. it's cinelli cork tape and only has about 400 miles on it. is that normal wear?|
|I can eat a McGriddle in less then 30 seconds!||the bull|
Nov 11, 2003 7:37 PM
|Are those things good or what????
Seriously, everyone is different.
Do you wear gloves?
Do you rub on bars while bored in a slow moving group?
Do you sweat alot?
Try wraping thicker on the ends.
400 miles does seem short.
I usually change mine every 3000 miles while I put on a new chain.
|You used to pour syrup on your sausage patties.||Alex-in-Evanston|
Nov 12, 2003 1:53 PM
|I know. I wouldn't touch a McGriddle with a latex glove. Give me two egg mcmuffins with sausage and I'll be on my way.|
|I know the throw away society has infiltrated ...||Tom C|
Nov 11, 2003 8:51 PM
|the bike world but at that rate I'd be throwing away tape more than twice a month. Once a year is more than enough. I've let mine on for three years sometimes but I'm stingy.|
|re: how long does cork handlebar tape last?||tarwheel|
Nov 12, 2003 8:12 AM
|Usually I get tired of my cork tape long before it wears out. In fact, I don't think I've ever worn out my cork tape. I've had some lighter colored tapes get so dirty that I replaced them for that reason, but now generally use black or blue tape that doesn't get discolored easily.|
|Too short for me--I've quit using it.||Cory|
Nov 12, 2003 9:16 AM
|I didn't keep track of the miles, but Cinelli celeste tape is a close match for the green on my Atlantis, and I used it on the bars. It started looking ratty, frayed at the edges and pieces flaking off, after just a few weeks. I wrapped old-style cotton tape over the cork; feels good and lasts a couple of years.|
|Ditto here on cork...||Lone Gunman|
Nov 12, 2003 4:30 PM
|It seems that the last few rolls of cork have hardly justified the few extra bones it cost to have Cinelli. I like the feel and cushion of cork tape, but like the durability of foam/cork by Profile or others (Supergo sells some house brand) better. Seems to clean up easier also.|
|About 10,000 miles, unless I crash on it..............nm||MR_GRUMPY|
Nov 12, 2003 11:07 AM
|I use it until it falls off the bike||laffeaux|
Nov 12, 2003 12:56 PM
|400 miles is not long for tape to last. I keep the tape on until it's so frayed that my hands are in contact with the bar more than the remaining tape.|| |