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Old 12-30-07, 05:56 PM   #1
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a new grip/bar tape/grip application

so I saw this on Pedalmafia.com and thought I would share it.





and well because there is no way to order from Carnival in Japan.

I did some research and found this


click the image.
it isn't as thick as a champ grip but as thick as bartap and looks kind cool with may applications.
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Old 12-30-07, 05:59 PM   #2
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interesting. wonder how grippy it is...
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Old 12-30-07, 06:02 PM   #3
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As grips yes, but that fork looks futt bucking ugly.
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Old 12-30-07, 06:04 PM   #4
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Is this stuff heat-shrink?
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Old 12-30-07, 06:21 PM   #5
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oh god.. were protecting our forks now too?
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Seems like it'd be nice on some drops or horns but why the hell is it on that fork?
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Old 12-30-07, 06:42 PM   #7
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Seems like it'd be nice on some drops or horns but why the hell is it on that fork?
because the fork was worse without it?
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steering with your fork is the new steering with your stem.
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Old 12-30-07, 06:47 PM   #9
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having the fork protection is for when you lay your bike against a curb. other wise you destroy the paint on the fork.
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Old 12-30-07, 06:50 PM   #10
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I dig it. Not the fork application, but as grips it looks fly.
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Old 12-30-07, 07:14 PM   #11
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oh ****! heatshrink grips
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I never thought of that before. You could probably just use the stuff at home depot too right?

Those track drops would look good if they did the sensible thing and covered the whole.
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you could use regular heatshink, but you might need to do a couple layers
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Is it even semi-grippy?
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it made for fishing pole grip so I'm sure its grippy and grips when wet as well
I like the idea of it covering entire bull horn
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Can't wait for someone to try it and report back.
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Old 12-30-07, 07:53 PM   #17
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Looks like its intended use is for fishing rods! Those pedal mafia guys always thinking.
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that stuff is pretty tight!
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shrink wrap your entire bike, even the tyres. do it do it
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shrink wrap your entire bike, even the tyres. do it do it
Protect those unmachined Deep-V's, heat shrink 'em!
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Protect those unmachined Deep-V's, heat shrink 'em!
Arrospok!
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is the 30mm stuff small enough for bars i wonder?
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it shrinks up to 50% so I would say 45mm. it shrinks to 22mm. aren't bars 22.2mm?
anything smaller might split i would imagine. read the info link on the page
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it shrinks up to 50% so I would say 45mm. it shrinks to 22mm. aren't bars 22.2mm?
anything smaller might split i would imagine. read the info link on the page
Shrinks up to 50%. You're better getting something closer to your bar diameter...
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In my experience with heat shrink you want it to just fit over what you are covering, then zap it with the heat gun.

This stuff looks like it might be sweet though. Regular heat shrink wouldn't have the grippy-ness that you would want, but if this stuff is made for fishing rods I would imagine it has some good grip.
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