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Old 07-23-08, 02:31 PM
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silly question - what color bar tape?

I know this is a kind of a stupid subjective opinion. But what would look good on a black bike?
I currently have black bar tape on my black Gary Fisher Wingra (Trekking Bar) bike and its worn and wanna replace it. So what would YOU do?
I wanna spice it up a little... yellow, too flashy? Brown, I like brown but nothing else on the bike is brown. Blue? not sure about that. White? might be good? Red? might be good as well? :unsure:

This is the bike a few months ago.

I took off the handlbar grips and extended the tape all the way around since then, but the tape has gotten yucky. Any suggestions would be great
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Old 07-23-08, 02:47 PM
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Red, White, and Blue might be best.
I like The Back Bike.

Here is Yellow and Black.



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Old 07-23-08, 02:51 PM
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Cinelli zebra tape

http://www.blueskycycling.com/view_p...eProductSearch
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Old 07-23-08, 03:06 PM
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I would think maybe a red and black tape. Give you a focus point, draw attention to the treking bars, since they are different from the run of the mill drops / flat bars. I'm not personally crazy about yellow / white / light colored tapes, in my experience they get looking a bit 'ratty' fairly quickly.

On the otherhand, my best beloved insisted that I needed 'Ger-Animal tags' for adults to pick out a matching shirt and tie in the morning... (Who says you can't wear a paisly tie with a checked shirt?)

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Old 07-23-08, 03:12 PM
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Cinelli Lux. It's got a reflective stripe down the center of the tape. Looks really cool and is really useful on a commute bike.

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Old 07-23-08, 03:23 PM
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Cinelli Lux. It's got a reflective striped down the center of the tape. Looks really cool and is really useful on a commute bike.
Ohhh... Can I change my vote??? I like that idea.

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get tape that matches your riding colors. i ride a black road bike... and my colors are black + red . if i were to own the bike i'd go for something black or something red.

i think blue would look cool, though. i wouldn't go for something black; throw a little color onto your ride!
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Old 07-23-08, 07:36 PM
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You could also get colored tires and\or saddle to match whatever color tape you want.
Anything goes with black.
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White. It'll make you go faster.

I can also see solid yellow.
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Old 07-23-08, 09:43 PM
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I've been thinking about doing this myself. My DoubleCross is black and I thought red bar tape, cables and water bottles would be a cheap way to spice it up a bit. Anyone done this? Got any pictures of the finished product?
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