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Show us your bar tape wrapping skills

Old 08-16-13, 01:29 PM
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Show us your bar tape wrapping skills

So I thought if people are showing off bikes and what not maybe there should be a thread dedicated to bar tape masterpieces. Wrapping can be annoying and downright frustrating but when you finish and it looks good, wrapping is an art. So post some pics. I'll start with my recent wrap. I was extremely disappointed with the cinelli finishing tape, but I guess I could blame my bars for that one.

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Old 08-16-13, 01:45 PM
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I'm gone to use this thread to field a query.

Any tips for re-wrapping bar tape, specifically leather bar tape? I did some re-wrapping and nothing is staying in place, should I apply some glue?
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Old 08-16-13, 01:56 PM
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Originally Posted by bones_mcbones View Post
I'm gone to use this thread to field a query.

Any tips for re-wrapping bar tape, specifically leather bar tape? I did some re-wrapping and nothing is staying in place, should I apply some glue?
try hairspray on the bars
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Old 08-16-13, 02:02 PM
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Cinelli Caleido on my Bare Knuckle:


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Old 08-16-13, 02:03 PM
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When I'm not too lazy, or in too much of a hurry, I like to do it like this. (yeah, the blue'n'orange was a learning experience.)
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Old 08-16-13, 02:15 PM
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Cinelli Caleido on my Bare Knuckle:

great look.
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Old 08-16-13, 02:19 PM
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try hairspray on the bars
thanks
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Old 08-16-13, 03:28 PM
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Originally Posted by TRac View Post
wrapping is an art.
My, that is exaggerated. It only takes a little practice and patience to get right. It is even easier with perforated tape to keep the overlap consistent.


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love the dsp.
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Originally Posted by hairnet View Post
It is nice to see someone wrapping cloth tape from the stem outward, I do the same thing. But I have been doing it from front to back over the top, the opposite way as yours. Do you think your tape direction has advantages that you could tell me? Am about to do some wrapping soon and haven't decided yet how to do it this time so am open to a change.
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I have only had tape unwrap once because it was too loose. I have never had tape undo because it was done in the "wrong" direction. The shellac also glues the whole thing together.
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Old 08-17-13, 10:35 AM
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at first, I wrapped my ITM drops with these Mike Giant...




and then I trade-wrapped the Mike Giant to a new steel-dropbar (for my little brother) after I bought myself another black-cheap bartape for my ITM drops.

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Old 08-17-13, 11:55 AM
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Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
Cinelli Caleido on my Bare Knuckle:

I approve of this
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Old 08-17-13, 08:44 PM
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Originally Posted by hairnet View Post
My, that is exaggerated. It only takes a little practice and patience to get right. It is even easier with perforated tape to keep the overlap consistent.

Ok, this is a really small, almost insignificant detail. But because you say wrapping is so easy, I have to wonder about that small triangle on your bar, just behind the shifter hood that is not covered by tape. Is it just an illusion or shadow, or did you forget to put the small piece of tape around the shifter clamp?
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It's a little difficult with the cloth tape because it isn't as wide. Plus, I wrap it over cork tape and it ends up being barely long enough going from the stem down. My fixed gear isn't one of the bikes I care about looks too much.
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Old 08-17-13, 09:02 PM
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They both look really nice but that dark brown seems extra sexy for some reason.
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lots of shellac
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Old 08-18-13, 06:57 AM
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Do you have your brake levers moto'd (right lever pulling front brake), Hairnet?
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yes
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Old 08-18-13, 10:12 AM
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yes
Are there any big advantages or are you just accustomed to that set up?
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It just feels right. Oddly I prefer my moubtain bike to be set left/front right/rear.
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Do you have your brake levers moto'd (right lever pulling front brake), Hairnet?
I do this as well. Feels better to have my dominant hand on the main brake.
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I cheat and buy wrapped bars from Scrod.

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Originally Posted by hairnet View Post
lots of shellac
They turned out really nice, Have you seen bars that use twine to hold the ends close to the stem? Also, how many layers of shellac did you apply to those? I understand that it's a bit of personal preference to how thick a coat you give 'em.
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1,000,000 coats for that kind of gloss because I'm using flake instead of the canned stuff.
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