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    non-moving rim strips?

    I have rim strips (plastic) and maybe even velox which move and cause a flat.
    I think because I uninstall tires often and the tire lever digs under the strip.
    Does anyone else have this problem?

    I am thinking veloplugs

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    I use veloplugs on one set of wheels and cloth velox tape on the other set. Both solutions work perfectly.

    I gave up on plastic rims strips many years ago and they don't seem to have improved any.

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    Strapping tape works well and is lighter than rim tape.
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    Velox.....Nearly every LBS in the US has a box of them sitting somewhere in the shop
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    I use Velox rim tape and never had an issue with tube damage. I might switch to Veloplugs in an effort to make it easier to install tires on my rims.

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    I don't see how Velox tape could move, assuming you didn't install it poorly.
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    I'm now using Veloplugs with my Kinlin (niobium) rims. Some people had mentioned that the red Veloplugs were just a little too loose fitting for the Kinlins spoke holes, but suggested to slightly bend the prongs outward for a tighter fit. I did that, and they fit and work very well as a result. I've also had great experience with Veloflex tape as well.
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    Velox and Velox only. Run the plugs with latex tubes, and you'll be changing a flat...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peanya
    I don't see how Velox tape could move, assuming you didn't install it poorly.
    Agreed. I think you just need to be a bit more conscious of where the rim strip is relative to the lever when changing a tire. Velox is all that I run on my personal bikes. However we sell quite a few of the FSA rims strips and those seem to hold their elasticity for quite a long time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by been200mph
    Strapping tape works well and is lighter than rim tape.
    ditto. Works fine. Lasts a long time and it's cheap.

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