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Newbaums Cushioned Cloth - Too thick to wrap from top down?

Old 05-25-20, 03:31 PM
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Newbaums Cushioned Cloth - Too thick to wrap from top down?

I've always used Newbaum's cloth wrap, which is easy to wrap from the top down. Has anybody used their new cushioned wrap yet? Is it too thick for this method?

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Although I detest "bottom up" wrapping, (anything that requires more tape to finish is blasphemous), I think the NewNewbaums is so fat and contoured that you might have "peeling" if you wrap top down.

I bought some and haven't used it yet.
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Originally Posted by Reynolds 531 View Post
Although I detest "bottom up" wrapping, (anything that requires more tape to finish is blasphemous), I think the NewNewbaums is so fat and contoured that you might have "peeling" if you wrap top down.

I bought some and haven't used it yet.
Don't use "more tape".

Cut a 1" bit of innertube and roll it up the bars to the stem, wrap your tape, and unroll the bit of innertube over the free end.

The point of wrapping from the bottom is to prevent the free edge of the tape fraying from constant hand pressure. Wall-art bikes don't need this, of course, they instead need to show off the pretty little logos at the centre of the bars.
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Have yet to come across tape too thick to top down wrap. I too detest bottom up wrapping, but did buy a bigger rubber mallet to get the end plugs in.
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Don't use "more tape".

Cut a 1" bit of innertube and roll it up the bars to the stem, wrap your tape, and unroll the bit of innertube over the free end.

The point of wrapping from the bottom is to prevent the free edge of the tape fraying from constant hand pressure. Wall-art bikes don't need this, of course, they instead need to show off the pretty little logos at the centre of the bars.

That's a good idea.
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Well, I've received it, and it is indeed too thick to wrap top down. You get ridged layers. I started and had to give up a few wraps in and go bottom up with some electrical tape at the ends. It's thicker than I imagined it would be. I've just ordered two rolls of my trusty regular cloth wrap. It was worth a shot, and I will say it's comfy, but I'd rather wear gloves or do two rolls of regular cloth if vibrations etc. were an issue. But I've never had an issue with cloth except for on much longer rides.
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