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Old 10-12-08, 12:35 PM
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Innertube handlebar tape

I hope I chose the right forum for this thread. I've seen a lot of do-it-yourself stuff on this forum. I changed a tube on an old Peugeot that was given to me. I'd bought a bunch of new tubes real cheap so I figured I'd just switch it out, rather than patch it.

Then, I got the brilliant idea to replace the torn and tattered plastic tape on the handlebars with the old innertube rubber. I carefully plit the tube and then cut that right in half the long way, forming two rolls of bar tape about an inch wide. I think it'll work okay. I'll use electricians tape at each end to keep it secure. I feel so frugal.

Anybody else have good ideas for reuse of stuff that's bike related?
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