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seige
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handlebar tape

Postby seige » Wed Oct 03, 2012 19:50 pm

which way to wrap guys
inwards or outwards? :?

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Re: handlebar tape

Postby Bikeit65 » Wed Oct 03, 2012 19:59 pm

Inward,
if should be fitted so that if you are pulling on the bars the tape gets tighter not looser
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Rolf F
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Re: handlebar tape

Postby Rolf F » Wed Oct 03, 2012 21:39 pm

Bikeit65 wrote:if should be fitted so that if you are pulling on the bars the tape gets tighter not looser


That's more about whether you go clockwise or anticlockwise - there's four ways to wrap a bar!

Old bikes go outwards as you normally have an edge to start from. Looks neater as there's no need for insulation tape at the inner end but soft tape will push up at the edges before the hoods. On old vinyl tape it didn't really happen but, for example, the similar looking Fizik Microtex is softer so it's better wrapped from out to in anyway.
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Re: handlebar tape

Postby Bikeit65 » Wed Oct 03, 2012 21:48 pm

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Re: handlebar tape

Postby smidsy » Thu Oct 04, 2012 06:23 am

And don't forget when you decide on the correct way it will be the opposite on the other side :-)
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