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Rim tape - where to start? What about the valve hole?!?

Old 07-06-04, 11:42 AM
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Rim tape - where to start? What about the valve hole?!?

Help!

My rim tape needed replaced (4 punctures, 4 days), and I quickly got some continental plastic thick rim tape....translucent orange. Yummy.

Where do I start? Do I have to cut a hole for the presta valve? Overlap?

HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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next time you should get Velox tape (made of fabric)..

But you start at the valve hole, and go around making sure the tape stays perfectly centerd... and then overlap a bit..
make sure to pay attention when you put the tires back on, you can push the tape to the side and expose a nipple hole.. I always take the tire off after a few hours of pressure, to make sure the tape is still covering the holes.. once the tape is under pressure for a few hours it will not move..
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rim tape should have the hole for the valve already. Are you sure you didn't get tire liners by mistake?
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Originally Posted by demoncyclist
rim tape should have the hole for the valve already. Are you sure you didn't get tire liners by mistake?


Yeah, sorebutt, I realise that now.


No, definitely not tyre liner, it sez Continental high performance rim tape.
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