Road Gear

Technical FAQ: Rim tape

Can I use fiberglass tape as rim tape?

Lennard,

In your article describing the homemade tubeless tires you explained a system of taping the rims with fiberglass and electrical tape to seal the rim. Do you think this same process could be used in replaceof regular rim tape on tube road wheels, since you said it saves 10-20 grams?

Dave

Yes, and all you need is the fiberglass tape. I recommend two layers for security.

– Lennard