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BeastieRoy - re: bar tape question (Read 1347 times)


Needs more cowbell!

    Sorry...tried to reply to your message and the send button is wonky.


    Anyhow...I think it's Cinelli...it's cork tape.  I've seen other orange tapes, though.  It's really nice stuff.  Looks like quite a few places online carry it:

    Google Shopping search


    Smile

    I have heard that the cork can tear somewhat easily.  Guess I'll find out if/when I have my first "oh shit" moment with my clipless pedals. 

    I shoot pretty things! ~

    '14 Goals:

    • 2 olympic distance duathlons -- 6 days apart -- PR at least 1

    • 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)

      awesome, ty!


      Giant Flaming Dork

        I thought I was the only moron who buys that color!  All the cyclists know me as "that guy".  Some of the neighbors beep at me around town cuz I'm sporting the florescent orange.

         

        http://xkcd.com/621/

          After years of black, last fall I put *red* Cinelli cork tape on my ride and it turned out almost pink. I was hoping for "fire engine." I do like your orange.


          Needs more cowbell!

            After years of black, last fall I put *red* Cinelli cork tape on my ride and it turned out almost pink. I was hoping for "fire engine." I do like your orange.

             

            My hubby has some tape that is sort of a deep pink color, too.  But it's worn-out and now he has some Fizik tape in fire engine red.  It looks really cool on his matte gray bike with red Look Keo pedals.

            I shoot pretty things! ~

            '14 Goals:

            • 2 olympic distance duathlons -- 6 days apart -- PR at least 1

            • 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)


            Team HTFU NCTR Driver

              Don't forget the hot pink brake and shifter cable housings, now.


              Gotta find red ones next year.




              Needs more cowbell!

                Don't forget the hot pink brake and shifter cable housings, now.

                 

                Yeah...where do you get off calling your bike "Ruby?"  It should be Pinky. Tongue

                I shoot pretty things! ~

                '14 Goals:

                • 2 olympic distance duathlons -- 6 days apart -- PR at least 1

                • 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)

                  Perhaps I'll look into that Fizik tape red next but changing perfectly good bar tape is way down the priority list. Perhaps I should try to just wear it out this spring. Other than the shinny gruppo, my bike is very stealthy (black on black on black on black). The bar tape was my first (unsuccessful) foray into color in years.

                     

                    My hubby has some tape that is sort of a deep pink color, too.  But it's worn-out and now he has some Fizik tape in fire engine red.  It looks really cool on his matte gray bike with red Look Keo pedals.

                     

                     

                    Red bar tape and red Keo pedals? That guy must be fast! 


                    Team HTFU NCTR Driver

                      Perhaps I'll look into that Fizik tape red next but changing perfectly good bar tape is way down the priority list. Perhaps I should try to just wear it out this spring. Other than the shinny gruppo, my bike is very stealthy (black on black on black on black). The bar tape was my first (unsuccessful) foray into color in years.

                       

                      Crash a couple of times, that usually does it.

                      did




                      Team HTFU NCTR Driver

                         

                         

                        Red bar tape and red Keo pedals? That guy must be fast! 

                         

                        Nah, just big enough to do whatever I want and get away with it. 

                        did




                        Needs more cowbell!

                           

                          Nah, just big enough to do whatever I want and get away with it. 

                          did

                           

                          Awesome for drafting behind, though. Big grin

                          I shoot pretty things! ~

                          '14 Goals:

                          • 2 olympic distance duathlons -- 6 days apart -- PR at least 1

                          • 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)


                          Team HTFU NCTR Driver

                             

                            Awesome for drafting behind, though. Big grin

                             

                            Yes, yes I am. I seem to accumulate smaller people behind me on group rides.




                            Needs more cowbell!

                               

                              Yes, yes I am. I seem to accumulate smaller people everyone else behind me on group rides.

                               

                              They don't call you "The Whomper" for nuthin'. Tongue

                              I shoot pretty things! ~

                              '14 Goals:

                              • 2 olympic distance duathlons -- 6 days apart -- PR at least 1

                              • 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)


                              Team HTFU NCTR Driver

                                 

                                They don't call you "The Whomper" for nuthin'. Tongue

                                 

                                The first person who can explain that wins 100 Internets.

                                Whomp whomp.

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