About two rides ago , I decided it was time to replace old adhesive back, paper-like rim tape with new rim tape. I purchased "Michelin's , 'soft rim band,' road tape.. It was the only brand available at my bike shop for narrower rims for a road bike.
The material is a plastic-liked blue in color , non -adhesive backed rim tape..
About two rides later, I have a flat. The hole in the tube lines up with a spoke's hole in the rim...... The tube's hole looks very much like a deep dimple in the tube.. The rim tape adjacent that hole does not appear to be deeply recessed.
. The tube has several deep dimples lining up with the holes in the rim.. None of the spoke's nipples seem extended causing the dimples in my tube..
/Question........ Could it be this style rim tape is inferior to paper like rim tape. ? Or, could it be the tube has seen too many miles and it's just worn out.. When I applied the new rim tape , I did not put on a new tube...
.. I have three road bikes.. Seems one other road bike has this same style of rim tape applied to it's rim and I've yet to have a problem.
What style rim tape do you suggest as being more effective.?