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  • Apologies for reviving this elderly thread, but a quick cautionary tale seems in order. I used two layers of electrical tape on my new wheels and it worked perfectly for a few months until Sunday, when I rode out to Kent to watch my dad playing a jazz gig. Sunday was very hot and braking my way carefully down a steep hill I managed to heat the tape enough to cause the inner tube to blow through it, leaving me stranded. As luck would have it, there was a Budgens in the nearby village that sold both sellotape and cheap tape measures, which was sufficient to ghetto-fix me as far as the gig, a train and from Victoria back home.

    This morning, I got some proper rim strips.

    Sorry about that. Sadly as a courier I was never required to ride to Kent on a hot Sunday to watch my father playing jazz so I guess I never quite tested the tape to it's fullest. The lesson has been learned though: Hot day/kent/father/jazz = proper rim tape.


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