On Tue, 3 Aug 2004 11:14:25 +1000, meb
>On a couple of cantankerous wheels I siliconed the rim tape in place to
You weren't using Velox or Pedro's then, correct?
>Anyone ever tried duct tape to hold the rim tape in place?
With Velox, I have no need to.
>Anyone ever use duct tape in leu of rim tape?
>Good or bad?
I wouldn't do it. Most of the brands of duct tape that I'm familiar
with leave a *** sticky mess behind when the tape shrinks (which it
does), and that goo might attack the tube and/or make it a pain to
remove and install. Plus, duct tape is designed to withstand a
pressure differential of less than 1 bar. Some brands would doubtless
rupture if used as rim tape. Some probably wouldn't. I have types
that I might consider using as rim tape in an emergency, but I also
have several rolls that are definitely unfit for this purpose.
Using makeshifts is a tactic that should be driven by urgent
necessity, not mere availability.
Typoes are a feature, not a bug.
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