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Old 07-08-10, 09:37 PM
Mr. Beanz
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I've used the adhesive backing type and if it's wrapped correctly, it shouldn't come loose. But like any breakin period, anything is possible.

Don't assume the shop wrapped it correctly. It's suppose to be wrapped in a direction so that when you grip the bars, it tightens the wrap. If you backwrap, it will unwrap the tape with your grip while applying pressure.

Easy to spot. Grip the top of the bars add squeeze. It will naturally roll your fist forward. It should tighten and roll with the direction of the tape. If not, it sucks!

Last bike I bought from the LBS, it was wrapped incorrectly. Learn to do it yourself with online aid, Sheldonbrown, Parktool or youtube videos. Pretty easy!
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