Bicycle Mechanics - Cork bar tape without adhesive
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10-14-11, 09:06 AM
What are some brands of bar tape without adhesive to allow for it to be removed and put back on without too much damage? Which are most similar to Cinelli cork?
10-14-11, 09:57 AM
I know this doesn't answer your question but I have used Cinelli and similiar tapes in the past and just left the paper that covers the adhesive strip on the tape. You can also tear off just a little section of the paper at any point along the bars for a little adhesion.
10-14-11, 10:03 AM
Profile Designs bar tape is a cork blend with no adhesive.
10-14-11, 12:00 PM
10-14-11, 07:40 PM
I second the Profile bar tape. I have it on two bikes and it doesn't slip. I've also removed it to take a bar out of a quill stem and then put it back on later. Still works as it should with no visual or other problems.
10-15-11, 12:36 AM
The MEC house brand tapes (http://www.mec.ca/AST/ShopMEC/Cycling/BikeParts/HandlebarGrip/PRD~5019-808/mec-cork-tape-wgel.jsp) don't have adhesive backing and it is extremely comfortable. I've used Cinelli, Easton and Profile (with adhesive) cork tapes before and they're all made of this hard, slightly uncomfortable cork blend that I don't like. However, this tape, with tiny bits of corks in there, is really really comfortable, extremely easy to apply and it's very comfortable on the hand when it is wrapped. However, MEC is in Canada and not sure what the deal is with US shipping and such.
I've been using Fizik Microtex and I really love how it feels, not sure if I want to go back to cork. My friend's got some Bontrager tape with no backing that feels relatively squish on the hand.
10-15-11, 06:02 AM
bontrager gel. if the tape has adhesive just rub the strip of glue on your pants to put some crud on it
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