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Old 07-07-08, 09:28 PM
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my trek 520

i have a trek 520. me drink beer likey likey. have problems bar tape me wrap? me need help
 
Old 07-07-08, 09:40 PM
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please help need me bad tape bar no no on
 
Old 07-07-08, 09:45 PM
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what is your problem?
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Sounds like you should sober up first.

Then, pick up some new bar tape...wrap it round the bars.

http://www.parktool.com/repair/readhowto.asp?id=71
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What's the trouble. start at the barcons with a piece of electrical tape and a fully overlapping roll then work towards the levers. You will need to leave a hole for the shifter cable. Then keep wraping. Finish with some electrical tape.
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Leave a hole for the shifter cable??? NO. That is such an awkward cable routing. Those loops stick out, catch stuff, rip the tape.

1) go get more cable housing - lots more - and new cables while you are at it. You will need a TANDEM rear cable, this is the only downside.
2) route cable housing along bars to exit the tape at the end of the tape near the stem. Attach housing firmly to bars with electrical tape. Can't remember how everything crosses - i think the cables cross each other in front of the head tube and then immediately cross back, heading to their normal cable stops.
3) follow parktools taping instructions linked above, using the racer-style direction change at the brake levers.
4) to start the wrap, cut off a triangular bit at the end of the tape, so the wrap starts lined up with the bar ends. sorry this is really hard to describe - start the wrap as if you are not going to do that, and then you'll see what part needs to get cut off. Anchor with a full wrap of electrical tape.

Wish I could post a pic of the lovely Cinelli cork I just wrapped on my 520, but the bike is in Wyoming waiting for me to start my tour next week.

I don't have shifting problems with this setup, and it doesn't interfere with my handlebar bag mount (have the bag-mount in place before doing the cable-routing so you can route correctly).
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Oh wait, I forgot who I was talking to. nevermind.
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This should help.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dqCb_9ubQ1U
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