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Join Date: Mar 2000
Location: From Sarasota, FL sitting in front of a computer spewing random thoughts!
Bikes: Intense Uzzi SL, Masi Speciale, Trek 3700 Nashbar Single Speed, Old Cilo Road frame
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Yeah, I've seen it too! Mostly on wheels that come on bikes. Michelin makes it and other companies too! Michelin is the only one that comes to mind. I've seen light blue, yellow and white. I also suggest replacing them with cloth tape.
Velox has been a favorite for years, just started using some from Zefal that seems identical. I've seen some cloth tape in Red, I can't remember who made it, but supposibly lighter that Velox.
I guess the switch is due to economies, I'm sure those plastic ones are cheap, cheap, cheap! I'm sure they'll claim it's to reduce rotational weight, but I'll sacrifice the difference in weight for the durability of cloth tape.
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