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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.




steve  ·  53 days ago  ·  link  ·  

    I hate doing this.

and then there was this one time when I got on my bike and realized that my teenager has abused it during recent use, leaving the bar tape a little shredded on one side... and I hate it too and don't look forward to re-doing it.

BUT STEVE WHY DON'T YOU TEACH YOUR KID HOW TO DO IT AND MAKE HIM FIX WHAT HE BROKE?

because I don't want to re-do it again... again. but I'll make his ass buy the tape...

keifermiller  ·  53 days ago  ·  link  ·  

steve  ·  53 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Hey! I have a two color setup too! Those look great.

keifermiller  ·  52 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Thanks! The blue was my first choice, when I had to go back and get more tape I discovered that I'd gotten the only blue set they had the last time I came in. I almost went with pink, but the orange was slightly brighter.

I've never ridden with squishy tape before. Always used cotton. The difference is amazing! I wrapped right over the old cotton layer, and added some gel inserts. The result is comically fat and squishy.