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Old 08-07-20, 02:14 AM
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The hot setup was two layers of cloth tape - way more comfy.
Actually, my nold (new + old = nold) Torpado was covered with three layers (personally, found it to feel too thick) and I was expecting that removal would be a pain. But it wasn't...

I put the handlebar into really hot water (not boiling but extra warm to feel). I let the bar soak for a minute then tried to remove the tape. Wow! Off it came with so little effort that I thought I should share the idea. The Torpado still has no bar tape on it. I am just finishing up getting it dialed in for my fit. Sadly, it will sit on hooks for a while (gotta finish my Rabeneick 120d and ride the poo poo our of the Feather (Feather - apparently Piuma means feather)...
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