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PostPosted: Fri Oct 09, 2020 9:38 am 
Dirt Disciple

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i have an 1983 Raleigh sbu . I have some NOS Bennetto white bar tape . The bike is a Panasonic bike . I have decided to go non aero on the Campag levers and expose the cables . Should the cables be White or black ?


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 09, 2020 9:49 am 
Dirt Disciple

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Sorry, can't help. I'm colour-blind.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 10, 2020 5:20 am 
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Yellow :lol:


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 10, 2020 2:12 pm 
Two Fat Ladies

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lotus wrote:
i have an 1983 Raleigh sbu . I have some NOS Bennetto white bar tape . The bike is a Panasonic bike . I have decided to go non aero on the Campag levers and expose the cables . Should the cables be White or black ?


Black would always be my choice for the last 41 years, white on non aero is a bit too much I think, but it's whatever you yourself are happy with. :)


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 10, 2020 2:21 pm 
Gold Trader / MacRetro rider
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A classic look, though not a roadie myself, I would say would be white tape/white cable outer.

A better sleeker, more striking look would be black cable, white tape.
Black on bikes pretty much fades into the background, and the cables then become less noticeable and makes the bike look better.

Back in the classic era, taste had no place :lol: :lol:


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 10, 2020 4:17 pm 
Two Fat Ladies

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dyna-ti wrote:
A classic look, though not a roadie myself, I would say would be white tape/white cable outer.

A better sleeker, more striking look would be black cable, white tape.
Black on bikes pretty much fades into the background, and the cables then become less noticeable and makes the bike look better.

Back in the classic era, taste had no place :lol: :lol:


I dabbled with white cables a couple of times over the years but as soon as they were on I changed my mind and took them off again! So I stick with black.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 10, 2020 4:37 pm 
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I used to strip the plastic off the outers on my TT bike to save weight :) aside from that I like white lol


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 10, 2020 5:28 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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If you’re after authenticity, then white.

https://i1.wp.com/raleigh-sb4059.com/wp ... .jpg?ssl=1


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 10, 2020 10:17 pm 
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If you can get blue to match the frame, I'd go for for that


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 10, 2020 11:09 pm 
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Green. Flouro green. On the right.


And purple elsewhere. As long as each outer is different in couloir you’ll pull it off.


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