Rim tape or rubber?

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3/30/2020 5:34 PM

What’s your preferred method and what tape / rubber (I’m sure they’ll be a joke here...) do you recommend?

I was going to use the promotion rim tape would really like to see what others are using and recommend.

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3/30/2020 6:56 PM

Gorilla tape.

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3/31/2020 6:13 AM

After getting a flat from the thin rubber band wearing through I use duct tape now.

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3/31/2020 6:58 AM
Edited Date/Time: 3/31/2020 6:59 AM

When the stock rubber wears out, I clean rim really good and use 2-3 strips of duct tape just over the spokes, like 1/2 width of the tape roll. Use long screw driver to open rim lock & shrader valve holes. Been doing this for years... never had spoke pinch flat. Anytime you can use duct tape, you are winning👍

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3/31/2020 7:20 AM

Similar to sandman, clean well
Electrical tape, about 4 wraps, not too tightly.
One down the middle, then one offset slightly to each side, then down the middle again.
Also open the holes with a phillips screwdriver, rotating against corner of hole to cut the tape clean.
I like to use Honda style rubber grommets on valve stem to keep debris out

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3/31/2020 7:23 AM

Awesome, thanks everyone for the feed back!

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3/31/2020 8:42 AM

Does using duct tape (and the like) not cause a gooey, sticky mess for you guys?

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3/31/2020 10:09 AM

SPYGUY wrote:

Does using duct tape (and the like) not cause a gooey, sticky mess for you guys?

That’s why I went to electrical tape

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3/31/2020 10:19 AM

Rubber works and doesnt leave a mess.

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3/31/2020 10:56 AM

I use tape, as well. Usually duct tape, sometimes Gorilla tape if it's handy, but I'll have to try electrical tape sometime.

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3/31/2020 10:12 PM

i never use tape, ive built dozens of wheel sets, anytime i go to take apart a used set to build up for a customer the tape traps dirt behind the nipples and its always a mess, and the tape always leaves behind a gooey mess (specially duct tape)

i check each wheel set for any burrs on the nips than run a rubber band like stock, never an issue.

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