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Stupid question about bar tape...(9 posts)

Stupid question about bar tape...UncleMoe
Nov 27, 2002 1:19 PM
Do you just secure the ends with electrical tape? Or is a special kind of tape used?
re: Stupid question about bar tape...Juanmoretime
Nov 27, 2002 1:23 PM
I only use the electrical tape that is on special, so I guess that makes it special. It's cheap and works.
2nd Electrical TapeFez
Nov 28, 2002 6:23 AM
3m Electrical tape can also be reused multiple times if you need to redo it for any reason, like adjust shifters or put a different computer on the bars.

I'm also a perfectionist and the electrical tape is easier to make very even and symmetrical.
that's all I uselaffeaux
Nov 27, 2002 1:31 PM
I don't like the tape that comes with Cinelli cork tape - it was their logo all over it. I use black electrical tape and it works fine.
I use both!Iwannapodiumgirl
Nov 27, 2002 2:04 PM
I use black electrical tape to secure, then apply the Cinelli tape - matches perfectly with my Cinelli Solido/Solida Magnum combo!
Electrical tape ony , gnuck, gnuck, gnuck.....(nm)eyebob
Nov 27, 2002 2:25 PM
Hockey stick tapeLC
Nov 27, 2002 3:54 PM
I like hockey tape better which is more of a cloth feel to it. It is not slippery and not shinny like electrical tape so it matches the cork better.
i just use electrical.... but make sure you do it rightbenja15
Nov 28, 2002 12:15 PM
make sure you finish it with only one width of wrapping
Ditto on all the replies...andcoonass
Nov 30, 2002 11:44 AM
if you desire a 'color' to compliment your bartape colors, you can get 3M tape in colors in a good paint department...