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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2012 2:57 pm 
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Hi all

Looking for pointers .. Current plan is black saddle/white perforated bar tape/gum hoods ..

What was the 80's trend if there was one :)

Ideas/thoughts welcome

Col :)


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2012 5:27 pm 
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Think you pretty much nailed it - except bar tape which IMHO shouldn't be perforated.


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2012 6:37 pm 
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Black, black and black ... it's the rules of cycling.

Tyres, saddle and bar tape, all black.

Rule #8

http://www.velominati.com/the-rules/


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2012 9:59 pm 
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dbmtb wrote:
Think you pretty much nailed it - except bar tape which IMHO shouldn't be perforated.


I know what you mean :( Just the perforated tape looks whiter/fresher longer :)


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2012 10:02 pm 
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Montello wrote:
Black, black and black ... it's the rules of cycling.

Tyres, saddle and bar tape, all black.

Rule #8

http://www.velominati.com/the-rules/


Yes the rules !!! The velomanati rules are a given 8)

I mean in a parallel universe without the far reaching velomanati rules what
Would be allowed/permitted :lol:


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2012 11:54 pm 
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Sorry to interject but the only bar tape colour that goes with gum hoods is white........... replaced frequently :)


Shaun


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2012 2:43 am 
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White ( becoming grey the next ride ) bar tape, brown gum hoods and black saddle sounds excellent. It could only be bettered with white, mesh backed, fingerless gloves.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2012 9:14 am 
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In the early '80's we used lots of shiny Benotto plastic tape. Before bikeribbon existed perhaps. Anyway bright colours were the thing.


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Montello wrote:
Black, black and black ... it's the rules of cycling.

Tyres, saddle and bar tape, all black.

Rule #8

http://www.velominati.com/the-rules/


And completely wrong :roll:

1970s to 1985: black saddle, white tape, and brown rubber hoods which matches the amberwall black tread tyres. What's "gum", I though it's a sort of glue?


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2012 4:39 pm 
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The trouble with white tape is its grubby after a couple of rides, same with amberwalls. All very well on a show bike that is never ridden.


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