Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: San Jose, California
Bikes: 2001 Tommasini Sintesi w/ Campagnolo Daytona 10 Speed
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Originally Posted by shawmutt
Okay, made it to the top of my pedestal - angels await deliverance on my command for any heretics who dare to question...
On my bullhorns as I do with regular road bars I went from top to bottom - using 1/4" extra as fold-in material at the bottom so the plugs when malletted in ain't gonna come out on their own.
1. At the top (stem side) I started out by cutting a right triangle into the start of the tape to reduce overlap "bulk" on the first wrap.
2. I wrap over and back - under and forward.
3. I tension the tape as I am wrapping.
4. In the straights my overlap is 1/2.
5. In the bends my overlap is 3/4 inside and 1/4 outside - you lose a lot of tape in the bends - that's just the way it is.
6. At the ends I maintain my wrap as though I have a 1/4" more bar than I really have.
7. Cut - fold into the bar opening.
8. Position the plug - mallet the sucker in - or force the damn bullhorn brake levers in if you have those. (I used Dia Compe's)
4000+ wheels built since 1984...
1. I do not claim to be an expert in bicycle mechanics despite my experience.
2. I like anyone will comment in other areas.
3. I do not own the preexisting concepts of DISH and ERD.
4. I will provide information as I always have to others that I believe will help them protect themselves from unscrupulous mechanics.
5. My all time favorite book is:
Kahane, Howard. Logic and Contemporary Rhetoric: The Use of Reason in Everyday Life