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Rim Tape!

Postby ningnangnong » Fri Oct 05, 2012 12:18 pm

Hey fellas, just wondering... is this 'fixable', or do I need to get myself some new rim tape? Not fussed if I can't salvage it, as it's one of the cheaper parts out there. :)

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It's folded in like that for roughly 10cm, then the rest is fine. I'm guessing the tape has come unstuck somehow? Would I have caused it having my tyre pressure too high or something?

Anyway, if I need to get some more, I understand the recommendation is to get Velox?
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by BNA » Fri Oct 05, 2012 1:03 pm

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Re: Rim Tape!

Postby JustJames » Fri Oct 05, 2012 1:03 pm

Rim tape is not adhesive.

Unless you've found a way to make air pressure directional, either it was always like that or a tyre lever would be my prime suspect.

I'd just unfold it and boogey on.
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Re: Rim Tape!

Postby ningnangnong » Fri Oct 05, 2012 1:07 pm

Ah, fair enough then... probably a stray tyre lever. I've tried unfolding it, but it just folds itself back the second I let go.
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Re: Rim Tape!

Postby familyguy » Fri Oct 05, 2012 1:47 pm

JustJames wrote:Rim tape is not adhesive.


Unless you get the cloth stuff with the adhesive backing.

New stuff will cost you about $5 a wheel. Always worth doing to replace that plastic stuff IMHO.

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Re: Rim Tape!

Postby bychosis » Fri Oct 05, 2012 2:33 pm

Just run some electrical tape over it to hold it down.
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Re: Rim Tape!

Postby Mulger bill » Fri Oct 05, 2012 7:34 pm

And order some Velox for when it becomes needful...
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Re: Rim Tape!

Postby ldrcycles » Fri Oct 05, 2012 7:52 pm

or use 5 layers of masking tape (did that once when i was caught out :) ).
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