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wrapping tape starting from the end of the handlebars????lol

Old 06-28-14, 11:13 AM
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wrapping tape starting from the end of the handlebars????lol

Then using electrical tape to hold the tape in place??? Really. Someone on this forum said this is how everyone does it lmao...IF that is how everyone does it,,,many people arent using their mechanical sense.

I have been wrapping handlebars with tape for 48 years. The only way to do it is to start at the top of the handle bars,,,end at the end of the handle bars then push tape in , held in place with plugs. No need for sloppy electrical tape that will probably unwind sooner or later.

Starting from the handlebar end then holding the tape with sloppy electrical tape is one the stupidest things I have ever seen.

and that is the proper way lmao????
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Old 06-28-14, 11:36 AM
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Sometimes when i set the table i just put all the utensils on the same side.
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Originally Posted by howeeee View Post

I have been wrapping handlebars with tape for 48 years. The only way to do it is to start at the top of the handle bars,,,end at the end of the handle bars then push tape in , held in place with plugs. No need for sloppy electrical tape that will probably unwind sooner or later.

Starting from the handlebar end then holding the tape with sloppy electrical tape is one the stupidest things I have ever seen.
I guess everyone else is doing it wrong!






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Old 06-28-14, 11:42 AM
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Originally Posted by howeeee View Post
The only way to do it is to start at the top of the handle bars,,,end at the end of the handle bars then push tape in , held in place with plugs. No need for sloppy electrical tape that will probably unwind sooner or later.
Try it with thick cork tape and let us know how it works out.
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Old 06-28-14, 11:45 AM
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Also, anyone who claims to have been doing anything for 48 years and types things like "lol" and lmao" repeatedly is clearly a professional and not to be ****ed with.
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Originally Posted by Shimagnolo View Post
Try it with thick cork tape and let us know how it works out.
I just did it last week with thick tape that came with the bike, I took the unsightly electrical tape off, and had no trouble what so ever getting the ends in,,,either way you have to get the ends in lol

Yes I saw a few videos doing it the electrical tape way,,,very silly.
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Originally Posted by howeeee View Post
and that is the proper way lmao????
It is indeed the proper way to tape a bar.
Wrapped as per the vids that Mr. 'Zilla laboriously dug-up for you the edges of the tape won't roll back when gripped firmly, with your method they will. Not acceptable.
A neat securing w/ good quality electrical tape, no gap at the levers and an even consistent wrap bottom to top are signs of a job done properly.

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Everyone is born dumb. Some of us learn things and retain knowledge while others apparently stay dumb forever.

Can tape be wrapped the way howeeeeeeeeee is describing? Of course it can. However, declaring the way everyone typically wraps bars is "stupid" only displays his own ignorance and makes him come across as a childish fool.

Why is this in SSFG?

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Old 06-28-14, 12:03 PM
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Can someone please move this thread to Trollheim or something. Nothing to do with SSFG.
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Originally Posted by Shimagnolo View Post
Try it with thick cork tape and let us know how it works out.
I just did it last week with thick tape that came with the bike, I took the unsightly electrical tape off, and had no trouble what so ever getting the ends in,,,either way you have to get the ends in lol

Yes I saw a few videos doing it the electrical tape way,,,very silly.

I used the tape that was already stretched out, so it was a little hard to use it again, but it came out fine, other than not as even as I would of liked it,,but it is fine looks way better without the electrical tape. I know some smart ass will point out it is not even.
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Do you actually think this looks good??? The end of your handlebar looks like penis dressed up like a black mummy.



To make matters even worse, you wrapped in the wrong direction. A true professional indeed lol zomg roflmao derp derp.

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Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
Do you actually think this looks good??? The end of your handlebar looks like penis dressed up like a black mummy.



To make matters even worse, you wrapped in the wrong direction. A true professional indeed lol zomg roflmao derp derp.
Put it in the same direction. Could hardly go the other way once the tape was stretched in one direction. I just took the tape off put it right back on starting at the other end. Good try though
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Horrible wrap job and you're obnoxious like a mf.
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Originally Posted by howeeee View Post
Good try though
"Good try"? For the love of... you were proven wrong and you're doubling down on being an ass??
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Thanks for the wisdom - next time I want my bars to look totally embarrassing I'll give your way a shot.
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Originally Posted by howeeee View Post
The animosity towards other bicyclists, by bicyclists that dont ride exactly like they do, on this list is mind boggling to me. I respect every person on any kind of bicycle doing any kind of riding.
(https://www.bikeforums.net/fifty-plus...l#post16403606)

howeee, change in medication maybe? What happened to the guy who posted a while ago in the 50+ thread about respect and how mind boggling animosity is? Just because I happen to like the taped end of my wraps doesn't make me an idiot. And I don't use electrical tape, I use self-fusing tape. And my post count is highter than yours. And I'm over 50.

So there. I win.
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Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
Do you actually think this looks good??? The end of your handlebar looks like penis dressed up like a black mummy.
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Everyone who wipes there butt from front to back is doing it all wrong, its all about the back to front, your balls act as a mud flap. I've been wiping my own but for over 27 years.

Do you people honestly think front to back is the proper way?
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Also, I someone how feel that this is how you wrap presents based off how that handlebar tape looks
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If you have actually been wrapping handle bars for 48 years and you think that looks good, then I suspect that you are actually ******** or mentally handicapped in some significant way.



Edit: r e t a r d e d is censored? That's dumb.
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Edit: r e t a r d e d is censored? That's dumb.
So is G u n. I can't figure that one out either.
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Have to agree with the crowd the way the videos show is much better. Color matched electricl tape looks fine.
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Then using electrical tape to hold the tape in place??? Really. Someone on this forum said this is how everyone does it lmao...IF that is how everyone does it,,,many people arent using their mechanical sense.

I have been wrapping handlebars with tape for 48 years. The only way to do it is to start at the top of the handle bars,,,end at the end of the handle bars then push tape in , held in place with plugs. No need for sloppy electrical tape that will probably unwind sooner or later.

Starting from the handlebar end then holding the tape with sloppy electrical tape is one the stupidest things I have ever seen.

and that is the proper way lmao????
Many wrap their bar frm the end to the stem so that the overlapping layers don't have ridges that interfere with sliding one's hands about the bar. Some even start at the top of the hood and wrapp to the stem for ease of hand movement on the bar tops but then wrap from below the brake lever to the bar end so thatthe ridges help their hands stay on the lower part of the hooks when riding on the drops. Others will wrap from thebar ends up to the stem, very carefull cut the tape at the stem on an angle like a fillet and then crazy glue that end of the tape to their bar so they don't need electrical tape.

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