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    Quote Originally Posted by Cleared2land View Post
    You're making assumptions Literally...Nope the original 2016 post doesn't appeared to have been updated and the OP was not Combfilter.

    Help me out here...
    One of us is clearly taking crazy pills...

    As far as I can tell, the original poster was indeed combfilter, and all the way at the bottom of the first post it shows:

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    I see that the original post was from 8/12/2014. I suspect you simply scrolled up to the top of page 4, where the topmost post was from 2016, and not from combfilter, and most certainly not the original post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cleared2land View Post
    You're making assumptions Literally...Nope the original 2016 post doesn't appeared to have been updated and the OP was not Combfilter.

    Help me out here...
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    at the bottom of post #1 you will see where I wrote

    2/12/18: Update.
    Came back to check on thread and see if I needed to add any new entries. As of this date and doing lots of tires on different rims this is my personal observation. If you want the tape to last and peel up fine and have the best of both of those worlds, the Tyvek tape is the best. I find that it never peels up from the edge, but somehow is easy to peel off if you need to sell the rim. I find it the lightest and really the toughest. If you tape it right with this stuff you can literally just use 1 layer. I use 2 since its so light. The only sucky think about tyvek is that you have to cut it size. Which blows if you mess up while trying to cut it with a razor blade. It would be awesome if there was a way to outsource some company that could cut this down to 22mm size or whatever size you wanted.

    My 2nd choice would be kapton. It's dirt cheap and you can get it close to your size. I have found this to work on rims for 6-12months. Eventually it will peel up but most of you raw dawgs out there will be finished with a tire by then.

    3rd choice is the green poly tape. It's dirt cheap too.

    Tyvek ftw till I find something else.

    Let me know if I need to update, but for now I don't see a better tape IMO than tyvek
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    That's what I updated. Like the man said. Today.

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    Oh geezzz....My mistake, I didn't go back far enough.

    My bad, I just added to confusion, where confusion didn't exist.

    Apologies to all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cleared2land View Post
    Oh geezzz....My mistake, I didn't go back far enough.

    My bad, I just added to confusion, where confusion didn't exist..
    I dont think anybody would disagree that this place can be confusing and have plenty of contradicting information... But you did seem to take a pretty aggressive stance earlier. And now you're trying to deflect as if its everyone else's fault for producing such a confusing thread? Are you having a bad day or something?

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    That's funny...

    Nope, I accept all responsibility for being a knucklehead on this one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cleared2land View Post
    That's funny...

    Nope, I accept all responsibility for being a knucklehead on this one.
    In which case I must have misinterpreted your post. I rescind any earlier criticism. Everyone has a little derp from time to time.

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    New: Blue Tuck Tape.
    In Canada we now have a new blue type of tuck tape that may be a good substitute for tyvek tape if tyvek is not available.
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    Quote Originally Posted by combfilter View Post
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    Thanks for the thread. It's been very informative. Without it , I don't think I would have ever considered using Tyvek tape. And I've had excellent results with it. It's reasonable and it really works good.

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    Direct link on ebay for exact Tyvek tape plz..
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    Love this thread. After having bad experiences with the 3m tape on 29i carbon rims, I'm excited to try the Tyvek tape. Can someone share their best method on cutting it to a proper width? Assuming the roll is around 6" in diameter, one would have to cut 5 layers deep with a razor to get approximately the length required for 1 layer on a 29" rim (just under 8' in circumference).

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    Guys get #4289 Tesa Strapping Tape and be done with it! BTW, same as Stan's.
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    Quote Originally Posted by steelhmr View Post
    Love this thread. After having bad experiences with the 3m tape on 29i carbon rims, I'm excited to try the Tyvek tape. Can someone share their best method on cutting it to a proper width? Assuming the roll is around 6" in diameter, one would have to cut 5 layers deep with a razor to get approximately the length required for 1 layer on a 29" rim (just under 8' in circumference).
    I haven't tried cutting the Tyvek tape yet, but with Gorrilla tape, I score a line at the correct width with my calipers and then carefully use an exacto knife to trace the line as deeply as I feel comfortable pressing. Sometimes a second pass is needed.

    Curious to learn if there's a better method though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bhaalgorn View Post
    Curious to learn if there's a better method though.
    Find a tape that is the correct width?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cleared2land View Post
    Find a tape that is the correct width?
    This seems easier said than done and also limits a person to a particular width instead of a particular tape. For instance, the inner width of my rims is 29mm, but when you take into account the channel arc length, I need a width closer to 33mm. I want the width of the tape to extend to the bottom of both flanges. Know of any tapes that are exactly 33mm in width? I don't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by steelhmr View Post
    This seems easier said than done and also limits a person to a particular width instead of a particular tape. For instance, the inner width of my rims is 29mm, but when you take into account the channel arc length, I need a width closer to 33mm. I want the width of the tape to extend to the bottom of both flanges. Know of any tapes that are exactly 33mm in width? I don't.
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    Quote Originally Posted by literally View Post
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    Fair enough, but isn't the point of this thread to avoid paying outrageously marked-up tape prices? The product you posted is $19 + $3 shipping for 30' of tape. That is 9x more expensive (per foot) than the Tyvek and would only be enough to tape 3 wheels with 1 layer of tape. No thanks.

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    Everyone has their opinions and preferences on tubeless tape, but I have successfully used Stan's almost exclusively with zero issues or problems on many wheel sets. I have wheels that I taped with Stan's 10 years ago that have endured many, many tire swaps and are still doing great.

    I have never tried Tyvek, but I would consider that if I didn't have to cut it to fit my rims. I have never used Gorilla Tape, but I have helped several friends remove it for a fresh tape job and it was a real pain in the a$$. Far more energy and effort than it was worth to clean up for fresh tape.
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    Quote Originally Posted by steelhmr View Post
    Fair enough, but isn't the point of this thread to avoid paying outrageously marked-up tape prices? The product you posted is $19 + $3 shipping for 30' of tape. That is 9x more expensive (per foot) than the Tyvek and would only be enough to tape 3 wheels with 1 layer of tape. No thanks.
    hey, you asked if there were any and i showed you.

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    how i cut tape

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    Quote Originally Posted by literally View Post
    hey, you asked if there were any and i showed you.
    And I acknowledged as such when I said "fair enough". The rest of my posting was simply why I wasn't interested. I'd rather do the small amount of work required and pay 1/9th the price. So, in the most literal phrasing possible, thanks but no thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by steelhmr View Post
    Fair enough, but isn't the point of this thread to avoid paying outrageously marked-up tape prices?
    No, based on the OP's original post, I saw this thread as the OP's observations and experience with multiple types of tapes along with his notes on each. It might have morphed into what you have described though.

    Given the infusion of $ we all place into this chosen venue of mountain biking, I fail to understand how some get wrapped around the axle on spending around $20 on a roll that I can get two complete wheel sets taped (4 wheels). $5 per wheel taped that (for me) will last years and many tire swaps. Assuming I can get 3 years from a tape job (I can expect more than this), then your cost per wheel is less than $2 per year. YMMV.

    I will drop $20 without thinking about it on a brief evening with friends on a few good, hand crafted double IPA's, or gas money just to get to a good trail head to ride, or a whole lot more on tires and sealant for just one season of riding.

    I have to question what are people spending on their bikes? How does this expense compare to your overall costs?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Simplemind View Post
    Guys get #4289 Tesa Strapping Tape and be done with it! BTW, same as Stan's.
    Where can a person purchase a roll of Tesa 4289 in the US? Thanks.

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    Goggle it. I found too many to list
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cleared2land View Post
    Goggle it. I found too many to list
    I did that...duh! I only found two single roll listings. One on Ebay that will not work for me because it's only 19mm wide. The other listing was from the UK which ends up being too costly. Everything else are cases of 72 or 96.

    That's why I was asking "Simplemind".

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    Quote Originally Posted by kwapik View Post
    I did that...duh! I only found two single roll listings. One on Ebay that will not work for me because it's only 19mm wide. The other listing was from the UK which ends up being too costly. Everything else are cases of 72 or 96.

    That's why I was asking "Simplemind".
    The 18mm tape will work in most applications, as you don't need to go from bead to bead. As long as the holes are well covered, then you're good. I use 18 mm on my 28mm NOX without issues. Now, that said, I did buy a 48 mmm roll from that same (good) seller on eBay. She may still have inventory, just not listed it on eBay. Let me know what you come up with!
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    Quote Originally Posted by kwapik View Post
    I did that...duh! I only found two single roll listings. One on Ebay that will not work for me because it's only 19mm wide. The other listing was from the UK which ends up being too costly. Everything else are cases of 72 or 96.

    That's why I was asking "Simplemind".
    You can't get Stan's Tape in the UK?
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