Thread: Wheel Balancing
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Old 11-21-2012, 07:18 AM   #30
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Originally Posted by Sporting Wood View Post
Wouldn't it be easier just to put new double stick tape on the weights you already have?
Sometimes I do that. Most of the time I found the tape doesn't hold well to old weights. I usually supplement the tape with RTV anyway. I'm of the opinion that my bikes are never going to win a beauty contest, so I pick durability over aesthetics any day.

FYI, my wife is the one who pioneered the process for making your own lead strips. We pick up old lead weights from car tires any time we see they laying around. A good source is the parking lot at the tire store. On a hot day you can pry the old weights out of the asphalt.
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