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    Thanks rootboy ;o)

    I combine the double layer of Shimano Pro gel tape with leather fingerless, knit-back gloves. The leather gives an excellent grip and I feel very much attached to the bar. Leather is a bit of a pain to care for but I'd rather leave a bit of it on the ground than some of my own 'leather' (have done both).

    I don't mind finishing off a tape job with electrical tape. It may not last forever and does leave a residue. I'll eventually choose something more permanent and less gooey, but, while I'm still fiddling with my cockpit -- it's fine.

    BTW: They use it by the kilo on "Le Tour."

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    Quote Originally Posted by cradom View Post
    Agreed. Scotch 33+ is great. Splurge a little and get the good stuff.
    +1 I started using this and it is flat out superior to any other electrical tape I have tried. It sticks to itself very well.

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    OP; Actually didn't know that the correct types of tape intended for bikes was all that hard to find...????

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    Quote Originally Posted by ksisler View Post
    OP; Actually didn't know that the correct types of tape intended for bikes was all that hard to find...????
    I don't think it is. In the internet age, everything is only a brown truck away.

    I am surprised by how often electrical tape is mentioned for handlebar tape (as well as wiring harnesses in the auto world) and how often you see a sticky gooey mess on handlebars (or wire harnesses in the auto world). Loom tape is offered up as an option that may, or may not, be suitable for bikes. I tried it a while back and it worked great until the bike was transported via car and the 60 - 80 MPH wind worked it loose. For sure, there is no sticky mess. I took the loose tape off, wrapped it around the handlebar wrap and tied a knot in it as a temporary fix until I got home. It is now rewrapped with loom tape... the experiment continues.

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    just use a little goo-gone if the tape leaves any stickiness behind
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