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    Can I wrap a second layer, one on top of another, of cork tape on my bars and expect it to stay on there for the duration?
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    Sure, depending, of course, on how you define the duration.

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    I just don't want it to start falling off after a couple hundred miles and have never tried a second layer for more cushion.

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    For what it's worth.....I've used an old tube under the bar tape for alittle extra cushion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bekologist
    Can I wrap a second layer, one on top of another, of cork tape on my bars and expect it to stay on there for the duration?
    Depending on the width of your handlebars you may come up a little short with the second layer.

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    Just make sure that the inner and outer wraps are pulled tight and well taped. If you use an adhezive tape for the innter layer, you should have fewer problems. There are a bunch of companies that make pads and cushions to put under the tape though.

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    I just did this last week, but I put the 1st layer only on the "hook" parts of the drops. Don't know why I did that, but hey, it works fine.

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    Check out this double-wrap by TheOtherGuy a few posts down the page (Pic of red tape). Bonus points if you include the twine wrap!

    Twine wrapped bars, how to?

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    No problem. I've double wrapped for years. If you are worried about tape length, just do the hoods and drops. Wrap it tight and tape it off good. I dont reverse wrap on the base layer.

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