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Time to renew bar wrap(6 posts)

Time to renew bar wrapt-moore
Jun 19, 2003 3:43 PM
What happens if you wrap your bars from the top instead of the drops....Thanks
Two things that I can think ofOverStuffed
Jun 19, 2003 4:03 PM
It kinda sucks when you don't get the starting point right, you either don't cover the entire drop, or you cut some off (which isn't as bad). The other thing is that the overlap faces up, and you might push parts of the wrap down the bar. Not that I ever tried it, but it makes sense to me.
Wrap from top to drop - bad ideapessot
Jun 20, 2003 10:41 AM
There is a good reason not to wrap from the tops to the drops.
Wrapping in that direction will leave wrap edges exposed
that will tend to get rolled over by your hands. Think of
the spot where the bars bend toward the hoods. When you
wrap from the drops you continually cover the edges that
would get rolled/pushed by your hands.
Its a lot like a carpenter's plane planing with the grain
of the wood or against it.

Also, I never use those little bar ends. I've never had the
wrap come loose and to fill the bar ends with something I
always use Italian wine corks. ( I have 2 Italian bikes ).

Al ( I don't make sawdust anymore cause I'm always on the bike )
That's what the finishing tape is for...Fez
Jun 19, 2003 7:05 PM
Its to make the end at the top nice and even-looking.

Besides, starting at the bottom allows you to get a uniform amount of tape into the hollow part, which you then plug.

If you started at the top and went down, you would have to ensure you had enough left as you approached the hollow end, and then you would likely have to cut it to make it even before you plugged it.

Why try to reinvent the wheel?
You used to be able to do that......MR_GRUMPY
Jun 19, 2003 7:13 PM
back in the days of thin Benotto bar tape. You could tuck the extra inside the bar and then push in the plug to hold it in. Modern tape is too thick to do that.
I still do that w/new, thick tapeJimboTero
Jun 19, 2003 9:34 PM
It works