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Is bar tape reusable?(12 posts)

Is bar tape reusable?Jeff Rage
Sep 19, 2003 2:25 PM
I need to replace my handlebars and was wondering if should buy new bar tape ro if I can reuse what I have?
re: Is bar tape reusable?GixxerRick
Sep 19, 2003 2:28 PM
Buy new ones, its cheap enough...cost around 10 bucks to replace
It might be, but.......RickC5
Sep 19, 2003 2:48 PM
there are three reasons I would replace it:
1) The new stuff always looks so nice when its first installed.
2) The old stuff was stretrched when it was originally installed. I wonder how much stretch is left after 2-3 years on the bike.
3) Its cheap and easy to do.
Sep 19, 2003 3:19 PM
but you have to be very careful when removing the old tape and it can be tedious.
Is the multicolor bar wrap cheasy?Jeff Rage
Sep 19, 2003 3:19 PM
My bike has the Once yellow/black colors. Would the yellow/black tape look corny?
Is the multicolor bar wrap cheasy?PaulNYC
Sep 19, 2003 3:35 PM
It's your bike, you have to decide. If you do not like it, re-wrap.
Can anyone post a pic?Jeff Rage
Sep 19, 2003 3:40 PM
I'm looking at Profile Desgin Design 2 color bar wrap. Anyone have this on their bike and a pic they could post? Doesn't matter what color.
Reuse itJack9
Sep 19, 2003 5:47 PM
Reuse it. If you don't like the way it looks, replace it.
Looks good to me...asphalt assault
Sep 20, 2003 6:00 AM
I have the Profile Design Yellow and black stuff on my bars and I think it looks pretty snazzy. I suppose there are some folks might think it looks stupid but who cares?

Cheesy? Corny?...well, its yellow:)

Sorry, no pic.
Profile can be reusedcdhbrad
Sep 20, 2003 7:55 AM
It doesn't have any adhesive on the underside, like Cinelli, so you can rewrap it if necessary. I wrap it pretty tight so no problems with it slipping.
As to color, it's a personal choice. My frame is a red to yellow fade and I used the Red and Yellow Profile tape. Its less than $10, so its not going to bankrupt you if you have to replace it just becuase you don't like the looks.
Profile can be reusedBaadDawg
Sep 20, 2003 10:08 AM
I like thge feel of the Profile Design tape. My new ride has Cinelli cork tape and it doesn't feel as good as the Profile synthetic and certainly hasn't lasted as long, plus its almost twice the price.
Profile can be reusedMShaw
Sep 22, 2003 10:06 AM
So can the cheap stuff you get from Supergo.

To make things look good again, just flip the bar tape over and wrap it upside down the second time. Presto chango, "new" bar tape!

This only works on tapes without the sticky. Buy the stuff with the sticky, its usually a one time thing.