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What colour bar tape?

Posted: Wed Oct 18, 2017 11:38 am
by speedster356
It did have black originally but it also had a black saddle back then.
ImageIMG_20171018_120353 by peter mcleod, on Flickr

Re: What colour bar tape?

Posted: Wed Oct 18, 2017 12:05 pm
by Derny Driver
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.

Re: What colour bar tape?

Posted: Wed Oct 18, 2017 2:49 pm
by P!N20
Red, white and blue harlequin tape is the only sensible option. :wink:

Re: What colour bar tape?

Posted: Wed Oct 18, 2017 5:17 pm
by rodneycc
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!)

Re: What colour bar tape?

Posted: Thu Oct 19, 2017 2:25 pm
by speedster356
Yip that worked. Cheers
ImageIMG_20171019_160839[1] by peter mcleod, on Flickr

Re: What colour bar tape?

Posted: Fri Oct 20, 2017 5:52 pm
by singlespeedscott
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.