Best Helicopter Tape ?
I’ve tried a few brands now. The Bike Shield stuff that’s packed like smoked salmon is quite good but it’s a waste of money because it comes in a load of pre cut shapes that you never use. I recently bought some sheets of Fox frame protector from my LBS but that only lasts for about 1 or 2 rides before it gets crap underneath it and starts peeling off !
I’m looking for some descent tape/protector that you can cut to size and shape and that stays on (around it’s edges too) and can resist rock strikes, especially under the BB and on the crank arms.
Any suggestions please ? (There’s been a few on Fresh Goods lately on the ST site, I’m guessing their building up to a review slot (?))Posted 5 years agoyorkycslMember
Hi Gary, met you sunday coming down from Skiddaw as we were going up, had a laugh but it really poured down later on.
I bought Oxford 1mm clear heli tape very strong, got to put it on with a hair dryer to soften it for nooks and crannies, comes in a large sheet around £20.00 i did the lappy back end on both bikes.
MarkPosted 5 years ago
Tape here (they are all the same stuff really)Posted 5 years agoEuroCliveMember
Good responses here, yes they also use clear adhesive tape in F1 to protect key areas, the military (NATO) spec various grades for various applications and the brand is typically 3M. Be aware of cheap imitations. You can buy 1m lengths of 3M “leading edge tape” from Demon Tweeks (the motorsport division of Tweeks Cycles). Alternatively I can sell you 1m lengths x 100mm for £15 including postage, NATO spec 3M branded tape.Posted 5 years agoMark NMember
JRA tape has worked well for me. The last bike has used it for about 4 years and the previous bike must be about 7 years I reckon. Clean the frame, IPA, and then warm the tape when applying. I pre warmed the frame a bit last time as well if that helps.Posted 5 years agoguycopeMember
ok. I just got a new bike and want to get helicopter tape on it for protection. Any ideas how much of the stuff I will need before I order too much / little?? It’s a 17″ bike if that helps?
Hi wavejumper, I’ve got an 18″ Orange Five Am and I covered the main points (headtube, toptube, downtube, swingarm, seattube etc) with a 1.5m length of 4″ wide tapePosted 5 years ago
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