Friday, July 14, 2006

[Cyclelicious] 7/14/2006 04:55:00 PM

Try using a whip knot (I think that's what Jim over at Hiawatha Cyclery usually does when he's shellacing and using hemp twine). Basically, create a U loop of string and wrap the rest of the string over it and tie it off at the end (any boy scout should be able to show you a whip knot, or Google says it's used for fishing lures too). I did a ghetto version with some electronics hookup wire, which worked out pretty well. As Karl said, the main thing is to get the tension on the tape right to make sure it doesn't fall off.

Posted by steve to Cyclelicious at 7/14/2006 04:55:00 PM