Electric tape on the frame/forks

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Electric tape on the frame/forks

Postby Flâneur » Wed Nov 14, 2012 21:44 pm

as a method of sticking stuff like a sensor and ensuring it is secure. Not going to damage or cause any issues is it?

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Re: Electric tape on the frame/forks

Postby hipshot » Wed Nov 14, 2012 21:47 pm

Depends on your frame finish. What's wrong with zip ties?

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Re: Electric tape on the frame/forks

Postby Flâneur » Wed Nov 14, 2012 21:53 pm

Just seem to have worked loose twice (shape perhaps), so looking for something in the interim until I get to go buy more or find a better solution.

Sorry no idea on the finish, Giant tcr if it helps
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Re: Electric tape on the frame/forks

Postby hipshot » Wed Nov 14, 2012 23:01 pm

Should be OK if it's temporary. Maybe try to avoid taping over decals though. I put some protective tape on my crank arms this year and it took the decals clean off :(

Try it overnight on an invisible area.

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Re: Electric tape on the frame/forks

Postby Buckie2k5 » Wed Nov 14, 2012 23:23 pm

sa0u823e wrote:as a method of sticking stuff like a sensor and ensuring it is secure. Not going to damage or cause any issues is it?

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as soon as its wet its gonna come loose.

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Re: Electric tape on the frame/forks

Postby coriordan » Wed Nov 14, 2012 23:44 pm

put electrical tape under zip ties to protect paint. I wouldn't use it to secure anything important like a sensor

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Re: Electric tape on the frame/forks

Postby Sprool » Wed Nov 14, 2012 23:56 pm

double sided tape on the back of the sensor holds it in place then a couple of plastic zip ties to secure it. Sorted. Don't bother with tape under the zip ties if they are plastic, I'd hate to think my paint finish is so soft that a plastic zip tie could spoil its integrity.

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Re: Electric tape on the frame/forks

Postby ALIHISGREAT » Wed Nov 14, 2012 23:57 pm

Sprool wrote:double sided tape on the back of the sensor holds it in place then a couple of plastic zip ties to secure it. Sorted. Don't bother with tape under the zip ties if they are plastic, I'd hate to think my paint finish is so soft that a plastic zip tie could spoil its integrity.


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Re: Electric tape on the frame/forks

Postby coriordan » Thu Nov 15, 2012 00:06 am

its when the wet crap comes off the road and they rub that it chafes the paint off. In the same way your cables will on your head tube.

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Re: Electric tape on the frame/forks

Postby cougie » Thu Nov 15, 2012 00:35 am

I'd wrap the tape round the frame when its all clean and zip tie the kit on.

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Re: Electric tape on the frame/forks

Postby CiB » Thu Nov 15, 2012 10:02 am

I do this to keep the cadence sensor and the gear wires tidy; tape them together in parallel with small bits of tape for nice clean lines then apply an inch or so of tape at regular gaps along the downtube to keep them in place. I also tape the front wheel speed sensor cable to the fork with neat square bits of black tape.

If the frame is absolutely clean and you get the tape properly flush it won't come off for a while, and I can report that it's never marked my frames, alloy or carbon. Even if it does on yours, it's on the underside of the downtube so isn't important enough to worry about.

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Re: Electric tape on the frame/forks

Postby Flâneur » Thu Nov 15, 2012 11:41 am

Thanks for all the advice and input from those who have tried and test
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