Introduction: Bicyle Rim Tapes

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fed up with rubber rim tapes perishing. well heres my instructable for a replacemen

Step 1: Get a Knife. Roll of Electrical Tape. Bicycle Wheel.

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gather the items listed and remove the rubbish rubber rim tape that covers the spoke heads inside your bicycle rim

Step 2: Add the Tape

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take the end of the tape and stick it to the inside of the rim. and roll the tape around the whole of the inside of it covering all the heads 3 or 4 layers will be enough. then cut the tape roll off. see pics 3 & 4

Step 3: Almost Complete

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locate the valve hole and make a hole in the tape to allow the valve through. refit tyre and inner tube re inflate and its ready to go


michel_tsx (author)2014-06-05

For everybody's information, rubber rimtapes only work on rims with the nipples on the tirebed not for these kind of rims. You will eventually always pump the rubber rimtape through the holes in the rim, destroying it. It is better to use a high pressure rim tape, i reccommend the one from swalbe from experience.

craftclarity (author)michel_tsx2014-06-05

I've had very good experience with the cloth ones, the stuff from Fond De Jante is really my fave

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