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Re: New bar grip

Postby Kitemenn » Thu Jul 09, 2020 10:28 am

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Thu Jul 09, 2020 10:05 am
You need to cut the end of the new bar tape so it tapers to a point first, then start at the centre of the bar and work outwards. Overlap the tape in a diagonal pattern, basically the same as doing a hockey stick. After a few sessions the new grip will bed in. The key is the diagonal overlap, just like on bike handle bars, or a tennis racket. I rate the cloth hockey stick grip as it becomes really grippy after a few sessions and is partially self amalgamating.
Any video/picture not 100% sure what you mean here. When talking about the middle do you mean the centre hole or in the middle where you grab. Do you mean two layers as well?

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Re: New bar grip

Postby BillyGoatGruff » Thu Jul 09, 2020 11:07 am

The middle = the centre hole of the bar. Work from the centre hole outwards, and wrap the tape so you are pulling the tape towards yourself/chickenloop. You are wrapping the bar exactly the same as a tennis racket = so the tape overlaps and can't come loose.

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Re: New bar grip

Postby Toby » Thu Jul 09, 2020 11:28 am

But it will get loose at one point.

Did it many times with tennis grip tape (I used to play tennis, so I know how to wrap it), but never lasted long.

I now use the silver duck tape...works as well.

But, just ordered some bike bar tape...let’s see how that will work.

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Re: New bar grip

Postby Kitemenn » Thu Jul 09, 2020 12:11 pm

Sounds pretty tough to me especially with this amalgamated tape at the end...lets see! Deff better than what I have now!

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Re: New bar grip

Postby jaros » Thu Jul 09, 2020 1:16 pm

Has anyone tried some Non-slip Heat Shrink Tubing for Fishing Rod, something like this: https://www.aliexpress.com/item/4000288 ... web201603_
I have not seen this in person, but sounds like it could work...

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Re: New bar grip

Postby Toby » Thu Jul 09, 2020 1:18 pm

jaros wrote:
Thu Jul 09, 2020 1:16 pm
Has anyone tried some Non-slip Heat Shrink Tubing for Fishing Rod, something like this: https://www.aliexpress.com/item/4000288 ... web201603_
I have not seen this in person, but sounds like it could work...
this would mean you need to take the bar ends off....

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Re: New bar grip

Postby Windigo1 » Thu Jul 09, 2020 2:57 pm

Toby wrote:
Thu Jul 09, 2020 1:18 pm
jaros wrote:
Thu Jul 09, 2020 1:16 pm
Has anyone tried some Non-slip Heat Shrink Tubing for Fishing Rod, something like this: https://www.aliexpress.com/item/4000288 ... web201603_
I have not seen this in person, but sounds like it could work...
this would mean you need to take the bar ends off....
I have used foam tube for bicycle handle bars and it nice and soft. You do have to remove the ends it's not hard a screw or a rivet to remove and replace on each end.

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Re: New bar grip

Postby chalks » Fri Jul 10, 2020 9:01 am

I've just replaced the grip on my old North bar with this: https://www.sailboats.co.uk/pro-grip-se ... gKvt_D_BwE

Haven't used it yet so can't say how it will hold up. The problem is that in order to fit it you have to remove the bar ends which means drilling out and replacing the rivets-not a big deal.
What is a big deal is getting the grip to meet. I ended up opting for a small overlap and then sanded it down.

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Re: New bar grip

Postby chalks » Fri Jul 10, 2020 9:11 am

This is what it looks like
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Re: New bar grip

Postby BillyGoatGruff » Fri Jul 10, 2020 9:12 am

The problem is that in order to fit it you have to remove the bar ends which means drilling out and replacing
You really don't have to, use marine self amalgamating tape, it's designed to deal with these type of issues. Wrap the bar with the new grip and then go over the ends with amalgamating tape.


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