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Old 07-17-16, 05:53 PM
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Handle Bar Tape

I have an Paramount & I want to wrap it in cloth tape but my my old hands wouldn't take the betting from the rough roads. Right now I have cork tape on it but I was thinking of adding this over the top of it to make it look right.Tressostar Cotton Handlebar Tape - Handlebar Tape, Grips, Accessories - Accessories Good idea or not?
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Old 07-17-16, 06:14 PM
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Another solution - Fizik and other companies make adhesive, shock absorbing gel pads that you place on your handlebars then wrap with handlebar tape. A lot of riders swear by it.
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I've used hockey tape under cloth tape, comes in lots of colors, can vary thickness along the bar.
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Padded gloves could help a lot too.
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I wrapped cork type tape right over top of cloth tape for a comfy drop bar.
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Padded gloves could help a lot too.
Yup, been using them for years. Just bought a new set last Fall, but can't bring myself to retire the old ones.
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Originally Posted by Colorado Kid View Post
I have an Paramount & I want to wrap it in cloth tape but my my old hands wouldn't take the betting from the rough roads. Right now I have cork tape on it but I was thinking of adding this over the top of it to make it look right.Tressostar Cotton Handlebar Tape - Handlebar Tape, Grips, Accessories - Accessories Good idea or not?
I think if you're thinking the cloth tape over the cork tape is going to look right- it's not. It's going to look all bulbous under the cotton instead of the gracile bar right under the tape.

I'd say try the gel pads under the cotton, it'll still look somewhat bulbous, but not as big as over the top of cork tape. If'n it were me, I'd just use whatever tape makes it comfortable for me to ride. **** the stupid ****.
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Old 07-18-16, 05:03 AM
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I use cotton tape on most of my bikes...and then wear padded gloves...it works pretty good for me...
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Old 07-18-16, 05:07 AM
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Tressostar rolls do not have enough length to cover over thicker cork, hell they barely have enough length to cover a bare bar. If you decide to do this, get Newbaums cotton wrap instead. They're much more generous on the length.,,,,BD
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Ditto the above^

Newbaums is best.
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Old 07-19-16, 12:42 AM
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Zipp Service Course CX bar tape is excellent.

It has a silicon along the length of the tape. When wrapping, just stretch it slightly (not as hard as you would stretch other tapes) the silicon underneath works magic: absorbs shocks, not too thick, and looks normal.







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I have an Paramount & I want to wrap it in cloth tape but my my old hands wouldn't take the betting from the rough roads. Right now I have cork tape on it but I was thinking of adding this over the top of it to make it look right.Tressostar Cotton Handlebar Tape - Handlebar Tape, Grips, Accessories - Accessories Good idea or not?
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