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Old 09-12-12, 11:02 AM   #1
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pics of creeping rimtape

I glued this onto the rimbed last May. I used contact cement--both faces.

As this is not the first, or even third, time, I conclude no rimtape remains in place, for more than one summer, ever.

I surveyed this when I punctured a few weeks back: lots of creep, but no spokehole exposure. Now....



I do rather dislike workin' on this shyte.
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Old 09-12-12, 11:02 AM   #2
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And no yakking please, I'm quite able to use adhesives properly.
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Old 09-12-12, 11:15 AM   #3
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Actually you should be using a rim tape that fits down into the bottom of the rim with out curling up onto the side, it should fit flat.
The tape you have is to wide
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If it really keeps giving you trouble:

http://www.veloplug.com/

Those aren't going anywhere. . . assuming they fit your rim.
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Old 09-12-12, 11:24 AM   #5
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Its hard to tell if its actually to wide but,
Just get some new tape clean the inside of the rim with alcohol and apply.
I have never had rim tape move around with using nothing but the sticky side that comes with it.
Once I put the tire and tube on and pump it up next time I remove the tube its well embedded to the rim and stuck!
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Bummer.

Do you flat often? Perhaps the rim tape is getting pushed around by tire levers.

I never use any additional adhesive, just the light adhesive that's already on the rim tape.
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Old 09-12-12, 12:18 PM   #7
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Try Continental Easy Tape. No adhesive requuired and it will stay in place if you get the correct width.
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Thanks for the aknowledged bummer, Lester. Truly, it is one.

No flats from the exposed holes, which leaves me utterly amazed. The tube also is unmarred (a plus). I got new rubber today is the reason for having off the tire.

I wash/recondition the tape and degrease the rimbed, why not? Ain't no more than goin' to the store.

*Mount/dismount tecnique isn't the reason, anyway, I use the same two spoke pairs to lever this particular rim's tire, same side every time (I'm told this has something to do with hobgoblins and narrow minds ). The cured adhesive, well, the tape is stuck and not moving. I gonna try tubular glue this round.

The tape width is fine.

I have sprung for lbs nylon strips, but they crept too, and formed into their new shape. Worthless. I posted about this experience a while ago.

I'd use filament tape but FedEx store doesn't have it. Nor the bigboxes. I've looked (FBinNY does a double wrap and is satisfied, so that's good with me).

I'll go snap a pic of the front. It crept too. But it's fresh now.

Edit: FedEx Store doesn't carry 5/8th inch filament tape. Two inch, yea. But not 5/8th (or even one inch).

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EDIT: I dunno. Weird.
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Meh, I've just added it to the list of other thing the fookin heat here in Redding kills.
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Anyway that fresh taping was thoroughly rolled&pressed into the bed, and has had a week to rest. We'll see....
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I'd try not cutting a gap for the valve hole area. I just lay the hole that's already punched into the tape over the valve hole, start wrapping from there, then cut excess length as needed after end of tape meets beginning of tape.
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Thanks for the advice, but isn't that just a preference thing? *Anyway, I gotta reason why lol*

The creep issue isn't related, no?
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Preference? I guess, but it's what works for me. No added glue, no curing time, just wrap, trim, mount.

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I hear ya.

The bike came this way. BTW, the wheels are bontrager ssr paired spoke 20/24--that for reasons not known to me I've failed to break.
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I'd try not cutting a gap for the valve hole area. I just lay the hole that's already punched into the tape over the valve hole, start wrapping from there, then cut excess length as needed after end of tape meets beginning of tape.
I don't know if its the case here, but the bulk rim tape that shops use doesn't have holes punched already. When taping someones rims we start near the valve hole, wrap all the way around and cut it right at the end right before the whole.

As for it creeping around, I have no idea why that's happening, but as long as it is covering spoke holes, no need to worry. Also, the tape should fit nicely in the rim without going up the edges
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And that rimtape has not ever moved?

For how many summers? *tapping my foot*

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I got that wheel in 2000 or 2001. Wore out the braking surface in 2007 or so, that's why there's no tire on it ATM. One day I'll get a new rim for that wheel. Applied that tape when wheel was new and never replaced it.
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It's not interfering with the bead/hook space, if that's what you mean?
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I must have a big fat lemon. Yes. Very citrusy.
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Tire pressure?
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And that rimtape has not ever moved?

For how many summers? *tapping my foot*
For many many moons, I have yet to see anyone come in and say their rim tape has shifted
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28's at 90/95.
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For many many moons, I have yet to see anyone come in and say their rim tape has shifted
Well, here I is
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