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2017/12/18 12:40:19 (permalink)

Handlebar wrap?

Is the handlebar wrap on a bacchetta just a nice looking way to organize the cables? Thanks
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    Doc Dan
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    Re: Handlebar wrap? 2017/12/19 00:07:44 (permalink)
    I don't wrap the cables.  They are outside the cables.  Roller barrel adjusters, etc. on cables allows for adjusting derailleurs.
    Two reasons I wrap (cloth tape) the handlebars: 1. eliminate sunlight glare of the metal; 2. reduce heat of sun or cold metal in winter.  
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    Re: Handlebar wrap? 2017/12/19 07:51:19 (permalink)
    I wrap mine with the cables inside for the neat look. As Doc said, everyone’s preference is different. My barrel adjuster is at the derailleurs , so no problem fine tuning.

    Larry

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    Re: Handlebar wrap? 2017/12/19 09:09:09 (permalink)
    “Is the handlebar wrap on a bacchetta just a nice looking way to organize the cables?”

    Bacchetta uses plastic tubing (Johnson Tunnels) to organize the cables and then covers those with handlebar tape for a nice clean look. The idea behind the Johnson Tunnels is to allow the cable housing to be pulled (and replaced) without having to remove the handlebar tape.

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    Re: Handlebar wrap? 2017/12/19 11:49:20 (permalink)
    Great thanks for the information.
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    Re: Handlebar wrap? 2017/12/19 19:38:29 (permalink)
    I can't believe how sloppy my earlier response to this post was.  And I wuznt drmkng.  
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    Re: Handlebar wrap? 2017/12/24 13:08:03 (permalink)
    Back in my skinny bar days, I used 2 short Johnson Tunnels and just enough bar tape to hold them in place and cover them. Now with the 31.8mm bars I put the cables inside. Very clean, no tape. Black anodizing or powder coating keeps them from reflecting too much sun. 
     
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    Re: Handlebar wrap? 2017/12/25 07:12:48 (permalink)
    Crit Rider
    Back in my skinny bar days, I used 2 short Johnson Tunnels and just enough bar tape to hold them in place and cover them. Now with the 31.8mm bars I put the cables inside. Very clean, no tape. Black anodizing or powder coating keeps them from reflecting too much sun. 
     


    Jim,
    Can you post a picture of you bars?
    I own 9ne of the original Ti Aeros, so The bars are chrome.
    I cover most of the bar with tape. But that could be from the old DF days.

    Larry

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    Re: Handlebar wrap? 2017/12/26 17:21:07 (permalink)
    I do mine similar to crit rider. I take off the wrap, but keep the tunnels. I then use two low profile zip ties on each side. Its a nice and simple look and makes me feel like i have taken some weight off.
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    Re: Handlebar wrap? 2018/01/07 14:42:44 (permalink)
    Thanks for the idea! I am having custom handlebars from power on cycling installed by my local shop and will go naked. Added an extra five inches as compared to my originals. I have been using wooden dowels to increase the size so very excited about getting the shifter and brakes where i can reach them. I’ll share a photo when finished.
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