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Bar tape

Postby fat-lad-on-a-bike » Fri Sep 27, 2013 19:57 pm

Bar tape?

Looking to change mine, but as new to road biking what is decent tape, not looking top end but something half decent?

Thanks

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Russyh
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Re: Bar tape

Postby Russyh » Fri Sep 27, 2013 20:07 pm

It's all down to personal preference. If you just want cheap have a look at Planet X they normally have a deal.

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Re: Bar tape

Postby fat-lad-on-a-bike » Fri Sep 27, 2013 20:09 pm

Any brands to look at?

Pretty open to something half decent, just not sure if my bike a premium old girl!!

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Re: Bar tape

Postby fat-lad-on-a-bike » Fri Sep 27, 2013 20:15 pm

I very new to road biking therefore have no preference!
Fancy white tape but that's about it!

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Re: Bar tape

Postby Russyh » Fri Sep 27, 2013 20:16 pm

I like Lizard skins DSP, however only in black as I found it seemed to get dirtier and was harder to clean than other tapes.

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Re: Bar tape

Postby arran77 » Fri Sep 27, 2013 20:17 pm

Arundel Gecko for me :)
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Re: Bar tape

Postby Russyh » Fri Sep 27, 2013 20:19 pm

I wouldn't buy the lizard skin stuff in white. If you want white bar tape (i wouldn't recommend it) then I would look for a bar tape that's easier to clean so something like fizik super light classic would probably be my preference

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Re: Bar tape

Postby fat-lad-on-a-bike » Fri Sep 27, 2013 21:16 pm

thanks for your responses.

only reason I though white was to make the old girl look pretty.
Therefore was thinking white tape and a white seat.

would add a pic of her but it wont let me!!

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Re: Bar tape

Postby Russyh » Fri Sep 27, 2013 21:21 pm

add your pictures into somewhere like Flickr then copy the URL and post the URL on here using the IMg function Simples!

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Re: Bar tape

Postby Ride hard » Fri Sep 27, 2013 21:34 pm

If you want white then fizik microtex is great. Or, if you want something half the price, slightly more cushioned the Decathlon do their own microtex tape. I've had the white tape on for about 9 months and it looks as good today as it did when I first fitted it. It's had the usual gunk on it like grease but it wipes clean everytime.
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Re: Bar tape

Postby fat-lad-on-a-bike » Fri Sep 27, 2013 21:37 pm

hopefully after shrinking the death out of this maybe it is viewable!!

This is my first bike bought as a training bike for over the winter, but enjoying biking.
So going to see how far I can push her!!

Was thinking new seat and tape, therefore wear white came from!!

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Re: Bar tape

Postby kwi » Sat Sep 28, 2013 07:59 am

Is that saddle giving you problems/worn out? If not don't change it. Same for the tape.

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Re: Bar tape

Postby unixnerd » Sat Sep 28, 2013 12:12 pm

Cinelli bar tape feels wonderful and goes on well, oddly sensual..... But it's not that thick. Specialized do a thicker tape (phat something or other) and it offers a lot more cushioning.
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Re: Bar tape

Postby fat-lad-on-a-bike » Sat Sep 28, 2013 18:37 pm

the Saddle is curved and feel it isn't the most comfortable.
Tape is okay just grubby.

think is more im trying to tart up the old girl.

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Re: Bar tape

Postby patrickf » Sat Sep 28, 2013 21:15 pm

Everyone will have their favourite. I've had a cork type bar tape supplied on my original bike, currently got some Planet X tape on there.

Put some Arundel Gecko Grip on another bike and really like that. Not too thick and really grippy.

Actually got another set of the Gecko Grip and I'll be replacing the Planet X tape with that.

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Re: Bar tape

Postby cyclingsheep » Sun Sep 29, 2013 14:51 pm

If your bar tape is grubby try wiping it with baby wipes, should come up pretty well.


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