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Where do you start winding it on, at the top near the stem or at the end?
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I have never done it but always seen it started at the end on DVD maintaince guides you get with cycling plus, etc.
They also suggested putting the tape in an airing cupboard for a bit, on one I saw, to get it flexible.
I am sure a far more knowledgeable expert can advise further or with greater clarity though.
posted by Super Domestique [1625 posts] 31st January 2013 - 16:15
at the end, winding anti-clockwise on the right and clockwise on the left, so that the natural action of the hands on the bars tightens the tape rather than wanting to unravel it
the Park Tool site is always a good place to look
posted by VecchioJo [753 posts] 31st January 2013 - 16:33
New there was a reason for asking before doing and now I know.
Also found Jo's post from 2010, 'Home Taping' in related stories, poetry in slow-motion.
Did Nightrider 2013 and 2014 for Parkinson's UK. Might just have one last go in 2015.
posted by jova54 [627 posts] 31st January 2013 - 18:54
It's pretty easy; even a clumsy idiot like me can do a decent job. Just take your time and if you go wrong, back it up and wrap again. There's loads of youtube videos out there that help you.
My top tip - double wrap (two layers of tape). It means gorgeous cushioned grips... and on hot summer days it's lovely to get your sweaty mitts off and still be comfy on the bars.
posted by bashthebox [647 posts] 31st January 2013 - 19:52
practice and one day you can be like this guy...
posted by TheHatter [811 posts] 31st January 2013 - 20:54
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