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hi everyone

I forgot to buy rim tape when ordering my wheels so i thought id use sellotape instead ;)

but im strugling to fit it properly because when i wrap it round the rim it folds over and i have to

wrap it 2 or 3 times and it look horrible through the holes on the rim, which is not like ive seen them on other bikes which have it done

http://www.tartybikes.co.uk/images/bikes26/large_project10.jpg

does anybody have any tips i can use to get it looking as good as those on tartys bike

thanks :)

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hi everyone

I forgot to buy rim tape when ordering my wheels so i thought id use sellotape instead ;)

but im strugling to fit it properly because when i wrap it round the rim it folds over and i have to

wrap it 2 or 3 times and it look horrible through the holes on the rim, which is not like ive seen them on other bikes which have it done

http://www.tartybikes.co.uk/images/bikes26/large_project10.jpg

does anybody have any tips i can use to get it looking as good as those on tartys bike

thanks :)

Insulating tape is better, it's more pliable and tends to shape itself to the contours of the rim better :)

Turn your bike upside and put the wheel in the forks so you can rotate the wheel with one hand and hold the roll of tape with the other

dead simple once you get the hang of it :)

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Insulating tape is better, it's more pliable and tends to shape itself to the contours of the rim better :)

Turn your bike upside and put the wheel in the forks so you can rotate the wheel with one hand and hold the roll of tape with the other

dead simple once you get the hang of it :)

lol well im building my bike from scratch so when i get the rest of the bike i can put it in the forks and frame

rather use sellotape though because its lighter ;)

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rather use sellotape though because its lighter ;)

are you joking?!

No seriously, you actually think the difference between insulating tape and sellotape wrapped a few times round a wheel will be measureable? if insulating tape is indeed heavier, the difference per wheel will probably be about a gram....

get somebody to hold the wheel like a pair of forks then?

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are you joking?!

No seriously, you actually think the difference between insulating tape and sellotape wrapped a few times round a wheel will be measureable? if insulating tape is indeed heavier, the difference per wheel will probably be about a gram....

get somebody to hold the wheel like a pair of forks then?

yh it was a joke lol

it just seems realy baggy, must not be tight enough?

ill try again tomorrow :D

Do the 1st layer so that the sticky is face up, and then just cover that with a 2nd layer face down, make sure you hold it tight all the way, DONE

1 layer dont cover all the holes in my rim (onza diamond 19")

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