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    Rim strip broke

    While working on the rear wheel mt rim strip snapped. I was thinking about wrapping two turns of duct tape around the rim. What think you?
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    I’ve used duct tape with no problems. You should be just fine. I did replace the tape with a rim strap a couple years later when I replaced the tire.
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    Duct tape is fine.
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    Never tried it but should be fine. Especially if you have the Heavy Duty tubes, but still should be ok with standard tubes.
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    Been done in every State of The Union, except New York.
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    A good test would be a ride to Dinosaur Bar-B-Que and let us know how the rim strip did.
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    Thanks guys. I couldn't see any reason it wouldn't work. But figured it couldn't hurt to ask.
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    Get some of that Gorilla Tape! It's thicker and worth the extra coin.
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    Quote Originally Posted by reddave View Post
    Get some of that Gorilla Tape! It's thicker and worth the extra coin.
    That's actually what I have. Thanks.
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    If you run low pressures off road, 3 or 4 wraps isn't a bad idea. I've done this in the past and when it was time to change the tire found out I was almost worn through the tape to the spoke nuts. I've made a rim strip from another old inner tube before, but deflated they need to be slightly smaller than the middle section of the rim.
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