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Rim tape size

venstervenster Posts: 559
edited December 2013 in Workshop
Just struggled getting some tyres on my wheels and don't want to take off again until I need to. I noticed the plastic rim tape was almost "pushing through " on some spokes so made a mental note to buy some. I didn't get the size and thought it would be easy to find online. Wrong.

Wheels are DT Swiss RR1850. Any ideas ?

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  • Vittoria 15 mm will almost certainly fit the bill nicely for 4 quid x 2 of them
  • deswellerdesweller Posts: 5,271
    As a quick bodge you could wrap some insulation tape round the rim beneath the rim tape to bolster it a bit.
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  • venstervenster Posts: 559
    Thanks for the reply. Found some vittoria in green and look like fabric, which I want, are they fabric ones ?
  • venster wrote:
    Thanks for the reply. Found some vittoria in green and look like fabric, which I want, are they fabric ones ?

    It's fabric + plastic... technically a composite material with a bit of elasticity in it... it's a good rim tape... I fit it to all the wheels I build at the moment. Velox is an alternative but 16 mm is a bit wide and 13 can be a bit narrow for some rims
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