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bjorke 09-16-13 03:02 PM

Rim Strip for 20" (451) Wheels?
 
I had a flat today -- very odd, I rode over 100km, put the bike in the car, came back and the tire was flat and burst on the inner (rim) side.... anyway, there is a tear in the rim strip. Looks like it might have always been there? I'm having trouble find a source for appropriate replacements -- anyone have suggestions?

http://i.imgur.com/AkMJQE8.jpg

BassNotBass 09-16-13 03:16 PM

I prefer cloth rim tape like Velox... the thinnest that would fit yet cover spoke nipples.
http://www.niagaracycle.com/categori...16-single-roll


For double wall rims I like using hole plugs.
http://www.niagaracycle.com/categori...oles-bag-of-72

darukhan 09-16-13 03:29 PM

I'll have to second Bass's comments... I'm a Velox cloth rim tape user.

http://www.theoldbicycleshowroom.co....ape-3759-p.jpg

vmaniqui 09-16-13 03:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BassNotBass (Post 16072357)
I prefer cloth rim tape like Velox... the thinnest that would fit yet cover spoke nipples.
http://www.niagaracycle.com/categori...16-single-roll


For double wall rims I like using hole plugs.
http://www.niagaracycle.com/categori...oles-bag-of-72

i have this on my Schwalbe Kojaks : THIS TAPE

dynaryder 09-16-13 03:35 PM

Another vote for Velox. Install once and it's good for the life of the wheel. Best stuff there is.

BruceMetras 09-16-13 05:28 PM

I iike Velo Plugs also ... one advantage is easier tire installs with very hard to fit tires ..

BassNotBass 09-16-13 06:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BruceMetras (Post 16072790)
I iike Velo Plugs also ... one advantage is easier tire installs with very hard to fit tires ..

That's exactly why I like using them or the thinnest possible rim tape. It makes a huge difference when having to repair a puncture in cold weather.

LWaB 09-17-13 11:57 AM

Sapience do an excellent rim tape.

smallwheeler 09-17-13 12:29 PM

personally, i always follow the advice of the most interesting man in the world...

http://i.imgur.com/zJoVigT.png


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