Re: [CR] Securing Bar Tape

(Example: Framebuilding:Norris Lockley)

Date: Wed, 14 Jan 2009 15:14:42 -0800
From: "Kurt Sperry" <haxixe@gmail.com>
To: Don Williams <donwilliamsjr@gmail.com>
In-Reply-To: <cd45da8c0901141322h393ea42mf052fb253a37103@mail.gmail.com>
References: <20090114211531.AE4B8677D@ug2.ece.ubc.ca>
Cc: donald gillies <gillies@ece.ubc.ca>, classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: Re: [CR] Securing Bar Tape


2009/1/14 Don Williams <donwilliamsjr@gmail.com>:
> That's the way I've wraped mine... If I have any problem fitting the
> plug, I reduce it using a wire wleel...
>
> Don Williams
> Woodinville Washington USA
>

I prefer the feel of tape wrapped top down, it gives a bit of "bite" that way. By the time the top edges start to curl, the tape's inevitably sun faded and tatty looking anyway. I suspect people who like to run their bars well below seat level and thus are putting more weight on their hands may be the ones who have problems with top down wrapping.

Kurt Sperry
Bellingham Washington
USA