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Old 06-03-17, 08:41 PM
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rim tape flat

guess I moved the rim tape when I mounted these tires. had more than a cpl rides on them, surprised it didn't flat sooner. the plastic tape wouldn't go into place easily or stay put. it was hard & formed to the rim shape. I decided to change it. glad I had a roll of nice thick cloth tape with me



wasn't hard to find the puncture



this roll of tape has been in my bag a looooong time


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Old 06-03-17, 08:52 PM
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I like the plastic tape idea, but I find the Velox tape much easier to use, and it seems to stay in place better. Only drawback is it's not re-usable.
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Old 06-03-17, 08:59 PM
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Velox tape is not re-usable
in what respect? I don't anticipate ever replacing it
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Can't say I carry rim tape with me, but it's a good idea. Never occurred to me before now.
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Originally Posted by rumrunn6 View Post
in what respect? I don't anticipate ever replacing it
Good point. On my folding bike with 20" wheels, I occasionally break a spoke. The rim tape has to come off to replace the nipple, so I wind up replacing the tape. On a normal wheel under normal conditions (all my other bikes, for example!) the tape lasts the life of the rim.
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Originally Posted by himespau View Post
Can't say I carry rim tape with me
wouldn't need it, if I wasn't a doofus mounting tires
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Originally Posted by rumrunn6 View Post
in what respect? I don't anticipate ever replacing it
you never know... i didn't anticipate having a quadruple bypass either.
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Old 06-04-17, 05:48 AM
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Originally Posted by sweeks View Post
Good point. On my folding bike with 20" wheels, I occasionally break a spoke. The rim tape has to come off to replace the nipple, so I wind up replacing the tape. On a normal wheel under normal conditions (all my other bikes, for example!) the tape lasts the life of the rim.
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As long as the rim was clean when it went on, I have almost never had issues re-using Velox when replacing spoke nipples. Now, if it's the older cotton tape, and rotten, that's a different story.

You can use a dab of tubular glue to help secure the overlap back down.
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Originally Posted by sweeks View Post
On my folding bike with 20" wheels, I occasionally break a spoke. The rim tape has to come off to replace the nipple, so I wind up replacing the tape. On a normal wheel under normal conditions (all my other bikes, for example!) the tape lasts the life of the rim.
I haven't found that to be a problem. You don't need to completely remove the tape to replace a nipple; just lift it enough to slide the old one out, maybe a couple centimeters on either side of the spoke hole. And there's enough residual adhesive to hold it in place after you're replaced the tire.
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Likewise, I've had no bugger up like that..

I have gotten to like fused loop stiff plastic rim tape... it comes off without adhesive,

For the rear wheel of my single wall Brompton rim,

I made up a shortened rubber rim tape to put beneath the stock plastic loop, not a flat caused like that , cause, so glaringly obvious,

but it cured what was causing my rear flat.



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I made up a shortened rubber rim tape to put beneath the stock plastic loop,
Sometimes a thicker rim strip makes tire installation more difficult. Something to consider.
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