Things are busy at VO. I just got back from Frostbike and am off to Taiwan on Friday, then we're on our way to NAHBS. So I thought I'd rerun this short blog post from March 2006, rather then writing a new one. This is still my favorite way to wrap bars:
|The wrapped bar after Shellacking.|
If using brifters or aero levers, I like to secure the cables with duct tape (the good metal foil type) rather than with black electrical tape which can show through light-colored cotton tape. The metal duct tape is also used to secure the ends of the cotton tape under the brake lever hoods.
Wrapping bar tape is not easy and it often takes me several tries to get it looking nice and even. It usually takes 3 rolls of tape for any, but very narrow, bars.
|Wrapping from the bar's center toward the brake lever. Note the lack of twine|
|Wrapping from the bar's end toward the brake lever.|