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Poll: Rim tape, Velox or?(8 posts)

Poll: Rim tape, Velox or?Juanmoretime
Oct 30, 2002 6:27 AM
Is there anything else? n/mfracisco
Oct 30, 2002 7:52 AM
Accept no substitutes.pmf1
Oct 30, 2002 8:16 AM
Velox has none.
hold on thereSteve_O
Oct 30, 2002 9:24 AM
Velox is very good but there are other options...

- Pedros - Uses nylon instead of cotton. This helps to keep moisture out of the rim/tire. I have this on both my road and MTB bikes with no problems.

- Ritchey - Ritchey makes a good rim tape for the weight weenie who is tired of fooling around with strapping tape. It's lightweight nylon (lighter then Pedros) and seems to hold up well...
Pedro's? Didn't stick for me.jw25
Oct 31, 2002 7:31 AM
I fell for the Yellow Pedro's tape last year, and found that the adhesive isn't particularly. Even with a clean, dry rim, the tape would come loose. It wouldn't even stick to itself well enough to last through a tire change. I ended up using some superglue on the ends, as I needed rimtape.
Anymore, I use some cloth rim tape (looks and feels like Velox, but has no printing and came on big spools, 60 yards each, I think. About $1.50 each from American Science and Surplus). It's fairly wide, though, so while it's great for mountain wheels, the roads get 2 layers of 3M strapping tape, 12mm wide. Works great, lighter, doesn't absorb water, though it's a bear to remove, as all the fiberglass filaments like to stick to the rim.
re: Poll: Rim tape, Velox or?supercorsa
Oct 30, 2002 11:30 AM
used velox for 30 years, wouldn't even consider anything else. far and away the best.
Oct 30, 2002 2:34 PM
... I love the way it comes to shops... on big honkin' spools (when they're out of individual stock, they simply let me spool some off, gratis).

Other riding partners swear by other methods... but it'll be Velox for me until the Dolphin flies and Parrots live at sea...

We abide.

Remain In Light.

Be the bike.
Oct 31, 2002 1:59 AM
They make a very good stick-on tape (plastic) - high pressure, comes in rolls etc.