A while ago, I went against all the advice (and common sense) and got some cotton bar tape for one of my rides. It was a nightmare. Within two months of putting it on, I had to rewrap both sides (one of them twice), and no matter how hard I pulled on it, I couldn't get it tight enough to stop it sliding around under pressure.
I like the look of it, and even the feel, but as I actually ride the bike rather than just take pictures of it and roll it down to the bar, I need something that actually ... you know ... works.
Anyone got any tips or tricks for cotton tape that doesn't involve glue? I've wrapped countless bars, but I admit this was my first time using cotton. Is this something that might be better wrapped (God forbid) top to bottom?
PS: no doubt playing into the hands of Big Business, I'm going to tell you that when I contacted Cinelli about this, they apologised and promised to send me some more for free, the very same day. If the customer services guys there are listening – being nice to people is a great way to advertise, because I'm telling everyone!