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    Colored Rim Strips...where?

    what alternatives are you using, for colored rim strips on drilled out rims? Surly has a few primary colors, but I'm hoping there's a resource for Orange or Green out there?
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    I use duct tape. I'm a bad person
    Instead of rims, put sundials on your wheels and run for the hills...

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    Check out tapebrothers.com. I put the fancy side out and the put clear packing tape over the sticky side.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shamethellama View Post
    I use duct tape. I'm a bad person
    Been curious about this as I'm about to take delivery of some drilled rims.

    How is the tape attached? Do you just apply it to the inside of the rim strip or am I missing something?

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    I also just use colored duct tape. Wrap one layer tightly around the inside of the rim, sticky side up and overlapping the ends enough to hold it, and then put another layer on top, sticky sided down. One width fits nicely in my 80mm Graceful Fat Shebas.

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    FWIW, I just cut a strip of tape to cover all holes (except the valve hole) and tacked it into place with some duct tape. I then used the Surly rim strip to cover it all up and keep in in place.
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    I bought some red Surly rim strip for my Darryls, but it's still sitting on my workbench because I'm using ribbon right now (2-1/2" I think). I just used a little electrical tape to secure the start and finish. So far it's working well and it gives you considerably more options for style and color. Even have some X-mas themed ribbon I may throw in there for December.

    I noticed a lot of ribbon at the store had wire edges. Just make sure you remove the wire if you use that. Otherwise the cut ends may lead to a flat.

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    Just plain ribbon here, a little tape to hold it in place on both ends and your golden!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bdundee View Post
    Just plain ribbon here, a little tape to hold it in place on both ends and your golden!!
    Just a little sample.
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    you can get creative as you want, take a trip to the fabric store. here's an example. red sequin ribbon on my wife's bike. it sparkles when you shine a light on it.
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    The looks I got from the old ladies at the craft store as I was matching ribbon to my bike was priceless!!

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    Yeah, just go to a craft store and look in the ribbon area. There is usually whole section of polyester ribbon that is 1.5 to 2.5 inches wide in a rainbow of colors and patterns. Go crazy. You can add additional tape backing if you are obsessive. Otherwise a short piece of tape at the ribbon overlap area is enough. A heated nail melts the valve stem hole nicely.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Waster View Post
    Been curious about this as I'm about to take delivery of some drilled rims.

    How is the tape attached? Do you just apply it to the inside of the rim strip or am I missing something?
    You're not missing anything. I didn't read your whole post...didn't read the part about the drilled out rims. That's what happens when I just use the New Posts button.
    Instead of rims, put sundials on your wheels and run for the hills...

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    Quote Originally Posted by bdundee View Post
    Just plain ribbon here, a little tape to hold it in place on both ends and your golden!!
    Same here! Cheap and easy.

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    i used 3m orange reflective tape, cut ti width then laid in rim and taped round with duct tape

    got the orange stuff off ebay


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    Quote Originally Posted by 10ft Midget View Post
    I bought some red Surly rim strip for my Darryls, but it's still sitting on my workbench because I'm using ribbon right now (2-1/2" I think). I just used a little electrical tape to secure the start and finish. So far it's working well and it gives you considerably more options for style and color. Even have some X-mas themed ribbon I may throw in there for December.

    I noticed a lot of ribbon at the store had wire edges. Just make sure you remove the wire if you use that. Otherwise the cut ends may lead to a flat.
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