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Replacing handlebar tape


stewie911
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I'm giving the Cervelo a full service and I'm replacing my serfas handlebar tape with specialized roubaix bar tape that I got from fritz pienaar.

 

This is the first time I'm replacing handlebar tape, so I'm a bit new to this.

 

Anyway, the serfas tape had gel inserts under them like in the pic. Do I use them again, or did they come with the handlebar tape. The gel inserts is also serfas.

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Total disassembly took my 25min. Wonder how long it will take to replace everything.

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On a serious note I have seen others of those inserts and they are purely there to make the tape thicker and absorb more vibration ie a softer ride on the hands.

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That's what I thought, but I wonder how the ride will be without them.

 

BTW, just measured -1.5oC in the car. freaken hell and we had a braai outside my friend's house
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