How to…start an argument with a cyclist

Simple. Explain your method of affixing handlebar tape and watch the sparks fly as your method is dissed.

Here’s the latest Quickrelease.tv ‘how to’ video from the bicycle maintenance series:



Naturally, as one man’s meat is another man’s poison, there’s already a contrary opinion from a YouTube commenter.

Getplaning says: “Wrapping from the end up to the top lasts longer and is more comfortable on the hands.”

Yep, that’s a good method, too. Each to his own. The method employed in the video is one used by an experienced bike shop mechanic but there are lots of other methods out there.