Sure. One layer is enough. Overlap a few inches. I've used it for several years with no problem. It also helps seal out water and dirt from getting in through the spoke holes. I've also noticed that after getting a flat the air leaks out slower. "Real" rim tape is heavier.dandurston said:Is it ok to run a few laps of electrical tape on my rim instead of regular rim tape? Is real rim tape better for any reason (lighter?)?
Only problem with electrical tape is it is fairly flexible and over time will collapse into the spoke holes.dandurston said:Is it ok to run a few laps of electrical tape on my rim instead of regular rim tape? Is real rim tape better for any reason (lighter?)?
Wasnt there something like that in last months MB action?mateoway said:I once witnessed a guy shred his sidewall and we wrapped electrical tape around the tire through the spokes and rim to hold the tube and tire to the rim and he rode 13 miles back to the truck.as long as it keeps the tube from rubbing the spoke holes anything would work
different. It has fiberglass strings that run along the length of it making it very strong.dandurston said:Is that fibre tape like masking tape or a totally different thing?
Ok, I'll pick some up tomorrow. Thanks! Is one layer enough?006_007 said:Different. It has fiberglass strings that run along the length of it making it very strong. Do a google search for "filament tape" or just pop into your local hardware store.
You are not running any rim strips in those wheels Jim?JimC. said:with electrical tape you'll never get a short!
Hmn, think I better get some of that fiberglass tape and put it on the Knolly, what's another few grams of tape?