Bar tape on flat bars?

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Trigger
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Bar tape on flat bars?

Postby Trigger » 28 Sep 2010, 12:59pm

I'm about to change the bars and stem so will be removing the old (rubbish!) grips, I have a pack of unused easton cork bar tape in the shed so before I order some grips would it be worth trying the tape? does anyone use bar tape on flats?

Ta.

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Re: Bar tape on flat bars?

Postby GrahamG » 28 Sep 2010, 1:32pm

My other half does - flats + big 'L' shaped bar ends. It's something we did on tour as it solved the problem of gloveless sweaty hands slipping around on her grips (Ergon - she never did find them especially comfortable).

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Re: Bar tape on flat bars?

Postby GavinC » 28 Sep 2010, 1:34pm

Yes, I've used various tape, including Easton cork tape and the Charge stuff that looks like fake leather, on flat bars. It works fine.

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Re: Bar tape on flat bars?

Postby irc » 28 Sep 2010, 1:36pm

Gel tape on bar ends. Very comfortable.
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Re: Bar tape on flat bars?

Postby Trigger » 28 Sep 2010, 2:56pm

Great stuff, I've got the cane creek ergo bar ends (which are awesome by the way) so it's just for the standard hand position, I was also thinking of double wrapping them or placing a cut off under before wrapping.

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Re: Bar tape on flat bars?

Postby iandriver » 28 Sep 2010, 4:17pm

There are countless bikes with bull horn bars that will be taped, which a flat bar with bar ends is going to be remarkably similar to. I think it's even quite trendy right now :) .
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Re: Bar tape on flat bars?

Postby Colin63 » 28 Sep 2010, 4:38pm

I've just done this to Ally's bike using the Brooks tape taken from the drop bars they've replaced. works a treat

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Re: Bar tape on flat bars?

Postby DaveP » 28 Sep 2010, 7:51pm

Specialised barphat. Two complete and independant layers over bar ends and grip area.
Comfy :lol:
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