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    tent tape rim strips ?

    The search function isn't great when these threads have hundreds of replies. I know there was mention of using tent cloth sealing tape as an ultra light rim strip...anyone remember the specific product?

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    Are you thinking about using it for sealing the and going tubeless, or just as a light weight rim strip? Just an FYI, I weighed a bunch of materials for rim strip use (duct tape, gorilla tape, 1 and 2 mm craft foam, ribbon) and the Surly rim strips for a Marge Lite were 43 g each, and everything else was about 30 g each once it was layered up 2-ply. For non-tubeless use, the Surly strips are very simple to use, durable and easy to keep clean.

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    Probably not a bad option for toobless, either. The tape I've always used for tent and coat repairs is Tenacious Tape http://www.mcnett.com/gearaid/tenacious-tape#10691 , but you'd need .375 gazillion rolls to do the job.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jisch View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by MOJO K View Post
    The search function isn't great when these threads have hundreds of replies. I know there was mention of using tent cloth sealing tape as an ultra light rim strip...anyone remember the specific product?
    Maybe this post ??? Tubeless Tuesday.

    Its just called ripstop nylon, its waterproof and weighs nothing, the piece of material i cut for the rimstrip (double wrap) wouldnt even register on my electronic scale.

    Can be bought in any shop that sells cloth off the roll.

    You also still need to tape on top of it.
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    I saw the thread months ago, and the post could have been older still. The product the rider was using was like the tenacious tape, but was sold in a roll long enough for the application. Rip-stop with a spray adhesive...what do you guys think? Thanks everyone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Schott View Post
    Probably not a bad option for toobless, either. The tape I've always used for tent and coat repairs is Tenacious Tape Tenacious Tape? by Gear Aid?: Strong, Clean Adhesive Tape for Gear Repair - Gear Aid , but you'd need .375 gazillion rolls to do the job.


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    This link has lots of interesting tapes. http://m.alibaba.com/products/tent_seam_seal_tape.html

    I wonder if the heat mold able ones could be done with a heat gun instead of a machine.


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    For what it's worth...I installed the ripstop tape linked in the above post. Single layer ended up at about 9.1grams. I'll let you all know if it fails, but this stuff looks like the real deal to me.
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    I'm confused, it looks like the tape has adhesive on it, how did you apply it? Sticky side toward the tube I presume. Did you double it up?
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    My rims aren't cut out, so sticky side in. The stuff feels a lot like Stans tape, so I'm trying single layer.
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