aaron wrote:That's one really short stem!
In the box that the bar tape came in, was there some short lengths of black tape?
no, i just used my own...
Mulger bill wrote:I wouldn't use the supplied tape even if it came free in the box.
This is the stuff to use SBC.
Nitto tape is the ducks guts. Check electrical suppliers.
sbc_runnerkit wrote:I think mine one is special for electrical workers to use, so must be enough...
aaron wrote:sbc_runnerkit wrote:I think mine one is special for electrical workers to use, so must be enough...
I don't think the concern was about the strength of the tape but rather 'the look'.
To me it doesn't look that good or finished off. It might be just the photo though.
In my opinion 'the ends' where the bar tape starts and finishes should blend and be unnoticeable as it can be.
ps Where are your wheels? I'd start checking if I was you.
sbc_runnerkit wrote:So Aaron, you think my wrapping was not good? Can you point it out, so i can learn...
aaron wrote:sbc_runnerkit wrote:So Aaron, you think my wrapping was not good? Can you point it out, so i can learn...
Not so much the bar tape wrapping. I personally don't like the bar tape at all but you do and that's all that counts.
It's the way that you have finished the bar tape using the silver electrical tape.
Look it's your bike and you do whatever you want with it. You'd probably hate my bikes, each to their own.
Here's a pic that show's how it can be done.
Lark2004 wrote:I use Castrol Marine grease bought from Super Cheap auto. It's main advantage is that it designed for use in the wet (ie: boat trailer wheel bearings). aside from that any LM type grease will be fine for the bearings and threads etc on a bike.
The waterproof grease is great stuff for the reasons stated above. However, I've gone for a different route (now why doesn't that surprise the old timers ). Seriously, I was worrying about what grease to use a few years back, but then started to think about how much of the stuff I'm likely to use. I wound up buying the grease sold by (and used by) my favourite bike shop, but I bought it in a tube, much like an oversized toothpaste tube. Yes, that IS an expensive way of buying grease, but it's a cycling specific grease. Since buying that tube, I've built up a recumbent and the Jamis, I've rebuilt the touring bike and the Europa, I've done lots of fiddling and faddling and changing of bits and cogs and other stuff, all with that same tube of grease. It's three of four years old now.
I'm not denying or arguing with what other people use, and as I suggested above, marine grease has some very good reasons for using it, however, the convenience of always having a tube of good quality grease in my tool box has been worth the extra I paid for it ... and that tube is still going strong.
for what it's worth, I've still got a pot of grease I bought 30 years ago - we really do not use as much of the stuff as we think we do ... well, I don't
aaron wrote:sbc_runnerkit wrote:And is anyone know the different between the auto grease and other grease, or is just the same? Which brands will you guys suggest?? cheer
Mate do a search!!
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