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    Quote Originally Posted by mfdemicco View Post
    Electrical tape leaves residue as well.
    Maybe a light film, and a swipe with a paper towel damp with goo gone will remove it. It's a lot quicker, easier and neater than picking and scraping those pieces of bar tape off the bars.
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    Quote Originally Posted by velodog View Post
    Maybe a light film, and a swipe with a paper towel damp with goo gone will remove it. It's a lot quicker, easier and neater than picking and scraping those pieces of bar tape off the bars.
    I think electrical tape is messy (and I'm using good quality 3M brand tape). Anyone using another type of tape to tape cables to the bar and finish the bar wrap?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mfdemicco View Post
    I think electrical tape is messy (and I'm using good quality 3M brand tape). Anyone using another type of tape to tape cables to the bar and finish the bar wrap?
    have a bunch of blue painter's tape left over from a kitchen make-over, so I just use that to attach cables to the bars. no sticky mess...

    to finish the wrap, I recently started using self-fusing tape...stuff is very cool and looks really nice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oxtox View Post
    have a bunch of blue painter's tape left over from a kitchen make-over, so I just use that to attach cables to the bars. no sticky mess...

    to finish the wrap, I recently started using self-fusing tape...stuff is very cool and looks really nice.
    I've been using nylon reinforced strapping tape for the cables-kind of wonder if heat shrink tubing would be strong enough to hold cable housing in place as it would be zero residue.

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    I use cloth electrical tape and wear full-fingered work gloves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oxtox View Post
    have a bunch of blue painter's tape left over from a kitchen make-over, so I just use that to attach cables to the bars. no sticky mess...

    to finish the wrap, I recently started using self-fusing tape...stuff is very cool and looks really nice.
    Iím going to try self-fusing tape. Electrical tape looks like sh*t when it starts to unstick on the sides.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cxwrench View Post
    Yeah, man! Grippy surface under padded gloves. That's it. Wipe it clean with rag and dish soap. Is it still being made, or NOS?

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    Supacaz is the only way to go. It's a little harder to work with, but they really take out the road vibrations. I've got the black w/red stars on my BMC and the wife's pink GanS has the hot pink fade.

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    How does the Supacaz compare to the ZIPP CX tape?

    Does it get slippery when wet/sweaty?

    3mm thick seems about the same as the ZIPP CX.

    Thanks!

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    Zipp CX is really good tape and it doesn't piss me off when I remove old tape. The other Zipp tape (service course?) can be a huge pain to remove.
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    Quote Originally Posted by steinercat View Post
    How does the Supacaz compare to the ZIPP CX tape?

    Does it get slippery when wet/sweaty?

    3mm thick seems about the same as the ZIPP CX.

    Thanks!
    I had Supacaz tape on my bike for about 3 days. Then took it of and threw it away. It got super slippery when I started sweating just a little bit. And even worse when it was raining. It's a shame. I love the looks of it.

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    Why is it necessary to remove the adhesive from previous bar tape and other tape used to hold down the cables? Seems to me that it gets covered up by the new bar tape and serves to hold the new tape down more securely anyway.


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    Quote Originally Posted by mfdemicco View Post
    Why is it necessary to remove the adhesive from previous bar tape and other tape used to hold down the cables? Seems to me that it gets covered up by the new bar tape and serves to hold the new tape down more securely anyway.


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    It's only necessary if some of the old tape is stuck to the bar and will make the new tape lumpy.
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