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Yea I've tried this too before. Not only does it not have much (if any) cushion but it does get sticky in the heat and it's not grippy (which I strangely like my grips to be) The flip side is if he likes it and it gets him on a bike go for it!

Kevin Wilson

I concur PVC electrical tape goes sticky and messy pretty quick.
Self Amalgamating tape would work and be very grippy. But that is £8 a roll so not a cheap alternative. I just use it to finish off the ends of cork tape.
My budget solution was to hit up ebay and wait for a roll of synthetic H/bar tape. At £3 delivered, that was worth the wait.


I usually use cork tape but I once used hockey stick blade tape for the grips on my go-fast. It looked good, worked and wore well, and was VERY grippy but left big black sticky marks on my gloves. In hindsight hockey grip tape probably would have worked better. Anyone tried this?
As far as electrical tape goes, IMHO, it's great for lots of bicycle realated hacks but I'm with the other posters and suggest using something else.

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