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Old 09-13-13, 08:05 PM
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Installing rim tape?

Specifically, Kore Chastity Belt. This stuff is unlike rim tape I've used before - instead of being a ... tape ... it's a pre-formed belt. It's got the proper width and is 26" like the tire, so I can't get it on. Am I supposed to cut this thing and reform it?

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Old 09-13-13, 08:10 PM
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stretch it on. line up the valve hole with a screwdriver and stretch it out
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I use two screwdrivers to install tapes like these. I stick a Philips screwdriver through the tape and rim valve holes. Then slide one under the tape and run it around the rim. Often it's necessary to run the screwdriver back the other way, or back and forth around the rim to float the band to center, and walk it around until the valve holes stay aligned.

BTW- do not remove the under the band driver until you're finished. It can be a pain to slide it back under once the tape is down
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Originally Posted by FBinNY View Post
I use two screwdrivers to install tapes like these. I stick a Philips screwdriver through the tape and rim valve holes. Then slide one under the tape and run it around the rim. Often it's necessary to run the screwdriver back the other way, or back and forth around the rim to float the band to center, and walk it around until the valve holes stay aligned.

BTW- do not remove the under the band driver until your finished. It can be a pain to slide it back under once the tape is down
Yeah, just like that. A clear, concise description. The second screwdriver's shaft rides on both of the rim's outer edges.
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Yeah, just like that. A clear, concise description. The second screwdriver's shaft rides on both of the rim's outer edges.
I guess it wasn't absolutely clear.
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Awesome, got it installed and now the bike's almost ready to roll. What's the deal with the pre-looped stuff?

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Awesome, got it installed and now the bike's almost ready to roll. What's the deal with the pre-looped stuff?

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generally they are thinner and lighter weight than traditional cloth tape like velox. the thinner tape really helps with mounting tires. i tend to prefer the snap in type
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Loved the way my Mavic Ex721 rim was extruded with a channel just for such a rim tape to snap into.
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Guessing said tape is like those slap bracelets?

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It's more like the plastic strapping used on heavier packages/boxes.

There's no sheet metal core like a snap bracelet.
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It's more like the plastic strapping used on heavier packages/boxes.

There's no sheet metal core like a snap bracelet.
Oh, roger. Mine was something like that.

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