Reply To: Geezer eBay Bike Build

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Rim tape- I used generic translucent rim tape. I could see lots of voids underneath the applied tape even though I cleaned the rim with alcohol and applied the tape under tension. Past experience led to apply hot air to soften the tape and activate the adhesive. I seated the tape with a gloved finger because the assembly was too hot to touch. No bubbles were observed coming out of any spoke holes or around the valve stems during the initial bead seating or final inflation or tires.