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Old 08-25-16, 01:23 PM
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Velox tape does fail. It happened to me just the other day. The darn thing only lasted 25 years.
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Old 08-25-16, 01:27 PM
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That Kapton looks good. In my case I wanted 21mm so I went with 2 wraps of Stan's for an offset rim.
Lighter and thinner than Velox.
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Old 03-05-18, 09:15 AM
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Originally Posted by rccardr View Post
Yep, that's the stuff. I buy the 17mm wide version on eBay, cost is around $9 per roll. Two layers does the trick.
isn't this the stuff you have to use on velocity rims like the A23 because it needs a really thin tape for the tire/tube to mount right?
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Old 03-05-18, 09:12 PM
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Yes. Although the Stan's works fine as well. Nice thing about the Kapton tape I use is it's cheap. One roll does maybe five pairs of wheels for about ten bucks.
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Old 03-06-18, 12:16 AM
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Originally Posted by bikemig View Post
isn't this the stuff you have to use on velocity rims like the A23 because it needs a really thin tape for the tire/tube to mount right?
Kapton is great for tight Velocity rims. I switched after discovering Velocity Velo Plugs didn't provide enough slack on powder coated tubeless ready Velocity Fusions. Before those I thought Kinlin XR300s were tight.

At .005" for two wraps vs. .011" for two of Stan's it's the right choice even before you consider price.

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Old 03-06-18, 12:20 AM
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Originally Posted by trailangel View Post
That Kapton looks good. In my case I wanted 21mm so I went with 2 wraps of Stan's for an offset rim.
Lighter and thinner than Velox.
Kapton also comes in lots of other widths, including 21mm. You can get 100 feet with free shipping from China on ebay for $4 if you don't mind waiting a couple weeks.
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Old 03-06-18, 10:58 AM
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I'm going to get attacked, but who cares? I use 3m friction tape. It's cheap, it's strong, and as Bob said:
https://www.3m.com/3M/en_US/company-...4280628&rt=rud

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Old 03-07-18, 10:10 AM
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Originally Posted by n0+4c|u3 View Post
I'm going to get attacked, but who cares? I use 3m friction tape. It's cheap, it's strong, and as Bob said:
https://www.3m.com/3M/en_US/company-...4280628&rt=rud
How high PSI has it worked at and for how long?

I've tried a number of types of rim 'strips' and am still learning.
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LOL "consensus" this is BF man!
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Old 03-07-18, 11:07 AM
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Originally Posted by Dsprok View Post
How high PSI has it worked at and for how long?

I've tried a number of types of rim 'strips' and am still learning.
110 psi, and years, double layered.
From the link I posted..
Adhesion to Steel 4,3 N/cm, 4,4 N/cm
Adhesive Material Rubber, Rubber Resin, Thermosetable rubber resin
Adhesive Type Rubber
Applications Electrical Maintenance, Insulation
Backing Material Cotton Cloth, Cotton Fabric
Backing Thickness (metric) 0.33 mm
Brand Temflex™
Breaking Strength 48 lb/in, 84 N/cm
Case Quantity 30 Rolls, 60 Rolls
Color Black
Family 3M™ Temflex™ Cotton Friction Tape 1755
Insulated No
Length 60 Linear Foot, 82 Linear Foot, 82.5 Linear Foot
Length (Metric) 18.3 m, 25 m, 25.1 m
Material Cotton Fabric, PVC
Maximum Operating Temperature (Celsius) 80 Degree Celsius
Maximum Operating Temperature (Fahrenheit) 176 Degree Fahrenheit
Operating Temperature Range (Celsius) -10 °C to 80 °C
Operating Temperature Range (Fahrenheit) 15 °F to 176 °F
Product Markets Electrical Construction, Electrical MRO, Power Distribution
Product Type Friction Tape
RoHS 2011/65/EU Compliant Yes
RoHS EU Comments RoHS 2011/65/EU compliant without exemption
*Important RoHS information
Rolls per Carton 1
Rolls per Case 20, 30, 60
Round Size (Diameter) 2-3/4 to 4-1/8 Inch (for 5 kV
Self-Extinguishing No
Self Sticking/Amalgamating No
Shelf Life 2 Year, 5 Year
Suitable for High Voltage No
Tape Grade General Use
Tape Type Special Use
Tape Width 13 mm
Tape Width (metric) 13 mm, 19 mm
Tensile Strength 3700 Pound-Force Per Square Inch, 48 lb/inch
Tensile Strength lb/in (N/100 mm) 48 (140)
Thickness 13 mil
Thickness (Metric) 0.33 mm
Total Thickness 0.15 mm, 0.33 mm
Trademark 3M™, Scotch®, Temflex, Temflex™
UV Resistant No
Voltage 35 kV
Vulcanizing No
Width 0.75 Inch, 1 Inch, 1.5 Inch, 2 Inch
Width (Metric) 13 mm, 19 mm, 25.4 mm, 38.1 mm, 50.8 mm
Details
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