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Thinking of wrapping a frame in Handlebar tape, any thoughts

Old 02-09-11, 11:10 PM
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Thinking of wrapping a frame in Handlebar tape, any thoughts

Well I have been thinking about a project I am working on and was thinking about wrapping the hole frame in handlebar tape....any thoughts on this and if it has been done please post a pic....
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Old 02-09-11, 11:13 PM
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Brooks tape.


It's going to cost you nonetheless. Plus it's going to be a hellish nightmare for even Satan himself when you decide to take all of it off.
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Old 02-09-11, 11:19 PM
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well the bike is not for me, building it for a friend in trade for some tattoo work.
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Old 02-09-11, 11:23 PM
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do it all different colors
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Old 02-09-11, 11:23 PM
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well the bike is not for me, building it for a friend in trade for some tattoo work.

Bar tape is not cheap and the amount to wrap a bike frame entirely is a lot especially if it's an aerodynamic frame...
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...this will not turn out well aesthetically and money wise.
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do it all different colors
This.
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Why would you wrap a frame in handlebar tape?
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Why would you wrap a frame in handlebar tape?


why not?
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Originally Posted by sdold View Post
Why would you wrap a frame in handlebar tape?
I've actually thought about doing this with an ugly old frame. I think it would look cool. But I've never had that much money to throw away on bar tape for such a goofy project.
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Old 02-09-11, 11:47 PM
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wrap that thing in Lizard Skin
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cwmd's concept is electrical tape.
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Rhino line it!!!
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Despite all the negative criticism, I think you should try it out and see for yourself. People differ in taste and perhaps you / your friend might actually dig the outcome. I would recommend you to try the Cinelli Lumen bar tape (glows in the dark), it might make for an interesting concept.
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I vote for Line-X spray-on truck bed liner.
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Forgot to mention; the bike is gonna put on some significant weight.
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Originally Posted by sdold View Post
Why would you wrap a frame in handlebar tape?
To save the finish for the next owner.
Why do people put plastic on their new leather couch??
I bet you anything this will cost more than a good powder coating when/if you sell it.
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Old 02-10-11, 12:26 AM
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it's been done, there are pics floating around,
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Wasn't there someone here with a toshi wrapped toptube? It was brown i believe. a surly?
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I wrapped the toptube of my 722 with black parachute cord. It looks great and protects the paint...
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Where do you people get these terrible ideas from.
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Cloth tape and shellac....
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