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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2012 4:49 pm 
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Benotto type tape doesn't get dirty, ever.

Bike Ribbon (lightly padded plastic tape) doesn't get all that dirty.

Cotton tape does but that's what a brush, soap and water are for.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2012 5:20 pm 
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Montello wrote:
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.


Clean tape is all very well on a show bike but real bikes have a lived in look.

Mark.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2012 7:15 pm 
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White saddles are a late 80s thing. Other colours are a 90s thing.

Earlier than that - Black or brown.

White bar tape - to show it's clean and not full of manky cack and germs.

Gum hoods.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2012 9:40 pm 
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Got to be late 70's when we used black and white chequered tape.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2012 10:17 pm 
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I hope you have got your seat post sorted!

You need 600 ax levers with NOS gum hoods - available on ebay tonight. The brakes are cheap the hoods are not!

£100 for the hoods!! I have not bid on them as i knew you wanted them.

Take care


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Thanks for all the input guys.. Black saddle/gum/brown hoods( modern comfy levers) white tape it is :)

Col


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2012 11:25 pm 
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TGR wrote:
I hope you have got your seat post sorted!

You need 600 ax levers with NOS gum hoods - available on ebay tonight. The brakes are cheap the hoods are not!

£100 for the hoods!! I have not bid on them as i knew you wanted them.

Take care


Modern post fitted for now :) It actually looks ok so failing a vintage one
Of length I need it may stay :)


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2012 8:03 am 
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Link for new hoods -

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/NOS-Shimano-D ... 484a54c0f1

I was wrong about the price - it is £100.08 plus £23.77 for P+P - cheap as chips!

Get 'em bought before someone else does! Perhaps the seller has an appropriate seat pin for you too - a new mortgage may help pay for it!!!


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Jeez the price of some vintage kit :( :(

These are the ones :)
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Cane-Creek-SC ... 25760d8b4b


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2012 9:56 am 
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Nice, but too cheap amd where would you get a set post to match?

I was thnking about your seat post and thought of this -

http://www.thedustpanandbrushstore.co.u ... -Pack.html

Cut to fit and very retro!


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