What colour bar tape?

speedster356
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What colour bar tape?

Postby speedster356 » Wed Oct 18, 2017 11:38 am

It did have black originally but it also had a black saddle back then.
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Derny Driver
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Re: What colour bar tape?

Postby Derny Driver » Wed Oct 18, 2017 12:05 pm

Magnificent bike Peter. Anquetil as well as being the world's best Time Trialler of his era also rode track ...as in his famous Six-Day win in 1957 and 1958 at the the six days of Paris. Perhaps this was the bike he rode? ;)
I would probably go a brown leather same colour as the Brooks Swallow ... that would be period correct as well as looking good in my opinion.

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Re: What colour bar tape?

Postby P!N20 » Wed Oct 18, 2017 2:49 pm

Red, white and blue harlequin tape is the only sensible option. :wink:

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Re: What colour bar tape?

Postby rodneycc » Wed Oct 18, 2017 5:17 pm

This stuff.
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Cinelli-Vega ... f_AviF0t0w

Its awesome. I've got in on my XACD Ti Bike. Looks like leather but half the price and a really nice feel.
(In the brown of course!)
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Re: What colour bar tape?

Postby speedster356 » Thu Oct 19, 2017 2:25 pm

Yip that worked. Cheers
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Re: What colour bar tape?

Postby singlespeedscott » Fri Oct 20, 2017 5:52 pm

I prefer shellacked cotton tape over leather.

I use shellacked white cotton tape on my bikes. 3-4 coats and it comes out the same colour as my honey Brooks Pro and B17 barrow.

Shellacked purple cotton tape perfectly matches the darker antique brown of my B17 narrow.
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