Step 2: Cut the Tube

Measure out how long you want the grip to be. (Mine are just wider than my hands.)
Why not use tube repair rubber cement instead of the electrical tape? It'll look even better (seamless) and won't get all gooey like elec tape does after a while.
this is cool, but unfortunately the electrical tape will eventually loose contact and be loose, i would recommend to slip on the grips a rubber shrink tube and heat it up so it will shrink to fit.. you can get the shrink tube at radio shack or any electrical supply outlets..
I have used electrical tape and Gorilla tape for make-do bar tape before. They stink. The glue gets hot and runs, then it's all a sticky mess. Try cutting the rubber tube into a 1" wide tape. You can start at one end of a mtn bike bar, insert the bar ends or cut-down wine cork, then wrap all the way to the other end, and cork it off.
I have used bar-tape made from inner tubes on a road bike drop bar. It has a LOT of grip, even when wet, and feels like leather tape. Pro-tip: Use spray adhesive and bar-end caps. I like it way better than the $20 store-bought cork tapes and will never go back.
yea.. <br>make slippery handles for you bike :-)
Its not bad, its kinda like a tennis racket grip, and its better then bare metal. <br>-Ronnie
Hey Ronnie,<br> <br> A nice clear Instrauctable but may I suggest that you do yourself a favour by covering &nbsp;the open ends of your bars with either some bar end plugs or simply by taping a penny/cent over each end ( before step one).<br> <br> Landing on an unplugged bar can do some serious damage ( I did it).<br> <br> Happy Riding.<br> <br> PS<br> It will also keep the spiders out.
I thought about the bars ends but didn't feel like driving to get some, I live about 30 minutes from civilization and was being lazy. The penny is a good idea and I will probably do that now. <br> <br>I also fell yesterday (11.11.12) because when I replaced my bars I apparently didn't tighten the stem all the way and when I went to stop on my fixie the front wheel turned and I'm fairly bloody now- YOLO! I also need to rewrap the right grip because its a little scraped up.
And Thanks BTW. <br>-Ronnie

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