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    Give me a reason not to...

    So, I just changed the front brake set up on my commuter. The foam bar tape has been on there for years. Sure enough, it disintegrated upon removal.

    I didn't have any extra tape laying around, so, I cut up some old tubes and went to town.

    Old tube bar-tape.

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    eh, it doesn't feel that good to ride with
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    I'd rather ride a greasy bowling ball than one of those things.
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    I have done this... feels fine and worked great but you should use tubes that have patches on them to really get that green cred.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sixty Fiver View Post
    green cred
    street cred is over!

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    Feels all right with gloves.

    And yes. One side has patches. The other side has LBS donation tubes, that were on the way to the landfill.

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    i dont see why this wouldn't work

    i have often thought it might be fun to try tennis racquet tape or golf club tape as an alternative to regular bartape
    Did you poop at that stop back there? I didn't pay $300 on brakes that save 150g to have you carrying around 600g of breakfast all day
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    Get a brake, hipster.

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    I've done it. Cheap way to wrap the bars when you're experimenting with different setups as it is infinitely reusable. Doesn't feel that great so I wouldn't do it as a permanent thing.

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    Way more cred if you wrap with hockey tape brah.
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    there is a difference though because that extra weight will directly correlate with how many chicks huff your dongus.

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    You should have saved a few of your longest dreads to wrap your bars with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
    You should have saved a few of your longest dreads to wrap your bars with.
    Would shellac them. But it soak up gallons.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vw addict View Post
    Way more cred if you wrap with hockey tape brah.
    I love hockey tape... and shellac.



    Three years in and the bars still look like this... little scuffs can be repaired with a brush and a little shellac.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sixty Fiver View Post
    I love hockey tape... and shellac.



    Three years in and the bars still look like this... little scuffs can be repaired with a brush and a little shellac.
    I really like that.
    http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:A...RVDGNYp-tthdQY How do hotdogs survive in the wild with no eyes or legs??

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    that looks really good... but isnt shellac a pita to work with?
    Did you poop at that stop back there? I didn't pay $300 on brakes that save 150g to have you carrying around 600g of breakfast all day
    Quote Originally Posted by dsh View Post
    Get a brake, hipster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NikZak View Post
    that looks really good... but isnt shellac a pita to work with?
    Just use a half decent brush (don't buy it at the dollar store) and be careful about drips. I haven't had any particular troubles, and paint seems to hate me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vw addict View Post
    Way more cred if you wrap with hockey tape brah.
    +1 hockey is hip

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    Quote Originally Posted by vw addict View Post
    Way more cred if you wrap with hockey tape brah.
    ...already have the hockey haircut.

    Hochkey tape may cross boundaries from ironic to redundant.

    Commuted today, there's no kush. And smelled of sweat and rubber. Even with gloves. But that's usual and not tape related.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rustybrown View Post
    ...already have the hockey hair...
    i've got hockey hair, yes i do, they're giving them to anyone and that means you, you can dive to canada and get one too, and then you'll have hockey hair like i do

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    Did it o a winter bike. Took care of the wet bartape issue.
    Quote Originally Posted by Santaria View Post
    because physics has more street cred than tarckstars.

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