Let us be under no illusions here - people with black tape simply have dirty tape but are happy that they can not see the dirt. Those with white tape know when it is dirty and want to clean it
This is true. It is why people who say that black bikes are easier to keep clean are hopelessly wrong. Black bikes are actually hell to keep clean as it is hard to see which bits are clean and which are not.
However, what you missed is in your second sentence. I'll fix it for you!
smidsy wrote:Those with white tape know when it is dirty and want to clean it but generally can't be bothered and live with a scruffy looking bike!
BTW to these tricks work on the foamy sort of white bar tape. I tried cleaning the tape of a mates Bianchi (a bit pointless as he is the sort of person who covers anything white with muck as soon as he sees it) and failed miserably.
Faster than a tent.......