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Old 09-01-13, 09:34 AM
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Originally Posted by Drillium Dude
Yup - and that's why I stretch the hell out of it as I'm going along. I was absolutely amazed to find I had just enough to do the base layer on the 64-42 Cinelli bar on the Medici. Still puzzling over that...

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I have consigned myself a while back to buy 4 rolls to tape one set of bars.
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Originally Posted by Drillium Dude
Yup - and that's why I stretch the hell out of it as I'm going along. I was absolutely amazed to find I had just enough to do the base layer on the 64-42 Cinelli bar on the Medici. Still puzzling over that...

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You will like Newbaum's, DD. They give you, I think, an extra foot or so on each roll. But what I really like about it is that is is thicker and more "soft" feeling. Not that cloth bar tape gives any sort of padding but this stuff seems more user friendly to me. Plus, it comes in some nice colors. Eggplant, for instance.

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Originally Posted by rootboy
You will like Newbaum's, DD. They give you, I think, an extra foot or so on each roll. But what I really like about it is that is is thicker and more "soft" feeling. Not that cloth bar tape gives any sort of padding but this stuff seems more user friendly to me. Plus, it comes in some nice colors. Eggplant, for instance.

Yes, that does look very nice.
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Thanks Gomango. The color has been "doctored" a bit.
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Any tips/tricks for a newbie taping with cloth tape?
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This vid aint bad. Found it in 10 seconds. Not sure he's using cloth but looks OK.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fs7BY4wKHTM
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I like it. But then I'm a fan of cotton tape and plan on using it on a winter build. I used to use about twice as much on the bars for a little extra padding.

Hockey Tape
One little trick I heard about recently is using a layer of hockey tape underneath. And one guy told me that some just use the hockey tape, since they come in so many colors now, and just add a layer when it gets dirty.
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Originally Posted by Zinger
I like it. But then I'm a fan of cotton tape and plan on using it on a winter build. I used to use about twice as much on the bars for a little extra padding.

Hockey Tape
One little trick I heard about recently is using a layer of hockey tape underneath. And one guy told me that some just use the hockey tape, since they come in so many colors now, and just add a layer when it gets dirty.
I wish I could wrap bars as well as I used to wrap hockey stick blades and handles.

Seriously though, I always have a couple of rolls on the workbench for odd uses.
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