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keifermiller  ·  53 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: September 27, 2017

I'm applying bar tape to my bicycle.

Please, shoot me. I hate doing this.

1 HOUR UPDATE

I HAVE MANAGED TO FUCK ONE OF MY TAPE ROLLS>

3 HOUR MARK

I have bought more tape, gotten a tutorial from LBS man. Unwrapping the one side I did.

4 HOUR MARK

I am emotionally drained, but it is done. I'm now set up to use barend shifters instead of downtube. Apparently, shimano shifters don't have quite enough throw for my Suntour Superbe Pro shifters to make it into the 8th cog.

That's just the price I'll pay, because you'll pry my Suntour mechs from my cold, dead hipster hands.

... plus I'm not unwrapping this shit for a looong time, if all goes according to plan*.

... also, my rear downtube shifter shit the bed. Couldn't go back to it if I wanted to.

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* Ooor I may be buying some different bars and doing this again soon, if these changes don't help with my lack of love for my current handlebars.