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Installing Tubes on New 29" Rims - What To Use for Rim Tape?

Discussion in 'The Shop' started by Old_Dude, Oct 13, 2005.

  1. Old_Dude

    Old_Dude Monkey

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    Hello Groovy People,

    I just got some 29 inch rims and - I forgot to ask for some rim tape. Can I just use some electrical tape, or perhaps small pieces of duct tape between the tube and rim? The edges of the nipple holes in these rims are fairly "sharp".

    Thanks,

    OD
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  2. Wumpus

    Wumpus makes avatars better

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    I would use two layers of electrical tape.
     
  3. caputo1989

    caputo1989 Turbo Monkey

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    I use hockey tape instead of rim tape; even at the shop.
     
  4. Old_Dude

    Old_Dude Monkey

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    I ended up using 1/2 inch strapping tape from 3M. It seems light enough and much tougher than electrical tape. I doubled up the tape where the tube stem pokes through.
     
  5. Mike B.

    Mike B. Turbo Monkey

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    nylon strapping tape is the best low cost rim tape going, it will last a long time but can be a pain when it needs to be removed and replaced. You will likely have to pull the strands off one at a time but it's not a big deal.
     
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    For insurance you can run a swivel-headed deburring tool around the sharp holes.
     
  7. Brian HCM#1

    Brian HCM#1 MMMMMMMMM BEER!!!!!!!!!!

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    Go buy some Velox.