Step 1: We’ll start the installation by cutting a long tail on the tape that creates a square edge to the end of the handlebar tape. This tail should extend roughly all the way around the bar.
Step 2: Apply the electrical tape to the tail of the handlebar tape about an inch up from the tip. Pull the tape tight and begin wrapping the handlebar.
Step 3: We like to make a total of 3 laps around the bar, so begin by pulling the electrical tape tightly enough that it stretches just a little for the first 2 laps. Then, for the last lap I don’t stretch the tape at all. This prevents the tape from unraveling and leaving a mess on your handlebar.
Step 4: Cut the tape so that the seam is on the underside of the bar just in front of the cables. If you go over the cables, that bulge will make the edge of the finishing tape want to peel off, so just avoid it.