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Black or White ?

Postby rabobank89 » Tue Oct 30, 2012 11:11 pm

Hey guys,

Silly thread but anyway...

Which do you prefer? Black saddle and bar tape or white saddle and bar tape?

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Re: Black or White ?

Postby il padrone » Tue Oct 30, 2012 11:15 pm

White comes in all sorts of shades - unless you can colour-match it, it just looks off. And then there's the 'dirty hands' factor.
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Re: Black or White ?

Postby g-boaf » Tue Oct 30, 2012 11:27 pm

I love white, until sweaty hands changes it to a different colour. (Yuk!)

So black for my bike.
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Re: Black or White ?

Postby zues » Wed Oct 31, 2012 1:14 am

That bike looks like its doesnt want to go outside-go white!
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Re: Black or White ?

Postby jimsheedy » Wed Oct 31, 2012 3:36 am

Black every time
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Re: Black or White ?

Postby bardygrub » Wed Oct 31, 2012 5:31 am

rabobank89 wrote:Hey guys,

Silly thread but anyway...

Which do you prefer? Black saddle and bar tape or white saddle and bar tape?

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Id say black on your bike looks alot better.But i personally, and on my bike prefer white. That is a great looking machine you have there! Is this why you were selling your giant? What model ridley is it? Very hot machine.
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Re: Black or White ?

Postby drnick79 » Wed Oct 31, 2012 5:32 am

My Defy was white and white, changed to black and black. Why? White was getting dirty way too quickly!!

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Re: Black or White ?

Postby greyhoundtom » Wed Oct 31, 2012 7:31 am

It’s all about “the look”.............right? :wink:

White with your current wheelset.........just be prepared to clean the tape after each ride, and replace every couple of months.

But............definitely black if you decide to fit a set of deep dish CF wheels, unless of course they feature huge white logos :mrgreen:
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Re: Black or White ?

Postby schroeds » Wed Oct 31, 2012 8:55 am

White. And I've always had white and never had trouble keeping it clean.
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Re: Black or White ?

Postby le_quiet_uno » Wed Oct 31, 2012 10:13 am

I would say go with the white as well. I have always had white tape and saddle with my bike, with the exception of one.

I never had any trouble in keeping them clean.
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Re: Black or White ?

Postby warthog1 » Wed Oct 31, 2012 11:07 am

Not only does black look better, it's going to stay looking better once you have a flat and get chain lube and road grime all over that white tape.
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Re: Black or White ?

Postby greyhoundtom » Wed Oct 31, 2012 11:36 am

warthog1 wrote:Not only does black look better, it's going to stay looking better once you have a flat and get chain lube and road grime all over that white tape.

Just carry a few disposable plastic gloves for that eventuality and they hardly take up any room in a jersey pocket. :idea:
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Re: Black or White ?

Postby Ozkaban » Wed Oct 31, 2012 1:24 pm

White looks better for about 3/4 of a second. Then it looks crap.
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Re: Black or White ?

Postby Shred931 » Wed Oct 31, 2012 1:31 pm

The white looks mint.

As for getting the white bar tape dirty, I suggest a clean bike, clean drive train, clean hands and pristine gloves.

Plus it looks Pro lol.
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Re: Black or White ?

Postby bigfriendlyvegan » Wed Oct 31, 2012 1:47 pm

The Rules wrote:Rule #8 // Saddles, bars, and tires shall be carefully matched.

Valid options are:

Match the saddle to the bars and the tires to black; or
Match the bars to the color of the frame at the top of the head tube and the saddle to the color of the frame at the top of the seat tube and the tires to the color where they come closest to the frame; or
Match the saddle and the bars to the frame decals; or
Black, black, black
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Re: Black or White ?

Postby familyguy » Wed Oct 31, 2012 1:48 pm

Match the blue!
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Re: Black or White ?

Postby Xplora » Wed Oct 31, 2012 2:44 pm

Your bike? Black.
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Re: Black or White ?

Postby moosterbounce » Wed Oct 31, 2012 3:13 pm

You won't ride it enough mate :wink: go white. Unless this is your rain bike, in which case go black!!

White saddle back tape :twisted:
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Re: Black or White ?

Postby rabobank89 » Fri Nov 09, 2012 10:35 pm

Welll I went back to white :)

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Re: Black or White ?

Postby Crowz » Fri Nov 09, 2012 10:43 pm

rabobank89 wrote:Welll I went back to white :)

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Mate weren't you told as a kid don't lean things on the wall? You might scuff your bike...
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Re: Black or White ?

Postby paulz » Sat Nov 10, 2012 12:22 am

Good choice, the white looks great. :)

Yeah it gets grubby, but baby wipes on the bar tape or a little bit of detergent gets it looking good again. 8)
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Re: Black or White ?

Postby greyhoundtom » Sat Nov 10, 2012 4:17 am

Looks fantastic........now you just need to swap those yellow valve covers for either black or white. :wink:
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Re: Black or White ?

Postby Clydesdale Scot » Sat Nov 10, 2012 6:24 am

greyhoundtom wrote:Looks fantastic........now you just need to swap those yellow valve covers for either black or white. :wink:

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Re: Black or White ?

Postby greyhoundtom » Sat Nov 10, 2012 8:12 am

Clydesdale Scot wrote:
greyhoundtom wrote:Looks fantastic........now you just need to swap those yellow valve covers for either black or white. :wink:

Rule 60 applies

That is one Rule I'm going to ignore forever, as road crud sitting around the valve stem is not real good when you pump the tyres up. :(
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Re: Black or White ?

Postby birdbrain » Sat Nov 10, 2012 4:06 pm

I voted black as I had no idea what you were asking. Now that I know my preference is white as it looks 100% classier than black. Only problem is that it does'nt stay white for very long.
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