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    Stan's rim tape ??

    Just converted to Stan's last night. My rims (SunRingle Black Flag Pro) have the BST so doing the conversion took all of 10 minutes per tire.

    The rims came with the yellow Stan's tape installed . Just wondering if there is a lifespan for the tape. i would think that the Stan's tape or gorilla tape for getto setup would at some point degrade and you would develop leak at the spoke holes.

    I cannot find any threads discussing need to replace tape say a year or 2 down the road.

    Anybody know about this?

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    I would say don't worry about it until you start to get flats.
    I crashed hard enough on my Tallboy to break my leg,
    The carbon is way more durable than most people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtnbikej View Post
    I would say don't worry about it until you start to get flats.
    "Ditto"

    The only time I've needed to replace the tape was when I first started with Stan's rims and didn't think about damaging the tape with a tire lever when mounting new tight tires. Now that I'm aware, I'm cautious and have avoided it.
    The trouble with having an open mind is that people will insist on trying to put things in it.

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    I suppose if you pump the pressure up way too high, like when seating the bead for instance, you could pop the tape through the spoke hole. Other than that, I just inspect it when I change tires and haven't had any issues over the 2 years with the same tape.
    All out of S**** and down to my last F***
    I think I strained a pucker muscle

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    The reason no one has discussed it is because it was originally developed under a secret military program and is able to withstand a nuclear blast. Once the technology was declassified and liscenced for civilian use Stan repurposed it.



    Actually thats all ********, but seriously, don't worry about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlienRFX View Post
    The reason no one has discussed it is because it was originally developed under a secret military program and is able to withstand a nuclear blast. Once the technology was declassified and liscenced for civilian use Stan repurposed it.



    Actually thats all ********, but seriously, don't worry about it.


    i thought it involved some type of black box research but didn't say so out of fear that i would be paid a visit by the guys in sunglasses.

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