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Old 09-05-10, 03:29 PM   #1
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Bike Ribbon Bar Tape

After reading several reference to "Bike Ribbon" I decided to try the black on a current build project. I like it alot and would like to see some pics of bars using some of the other colors. Show em if you got em"! Thanks
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I only have a bike in white and yellow:






The yellow is particularly nice as it's somewhat muted and not danged near neon, it was exactly what I needed for that Club Fuji to match the headtube. Finding yellow housing that was equally muted was a lot harder.
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I only have a bike in white and yellow:






The yellow is particularly nice as it's somewhat muted and not danged near neon, it was exactly what I needed for that Club Fuji to match the headtube. Finding yellow housing that was equally muted was a lot harder.
Nice! Where do you buy this stuff in plain white?
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Sharp looking Fujis!

I bought some Bike Ribbon from PBK a year or two ago for $3 bucks each. It's all sold out by now.

jodypitch, check these out:
http://www.ebikestop.com/bike_ribbon_white-HT3801.php
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It looks great! No chance it comes in pink, is there? I've looked, but can't find any.
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The new "bike ribbon" is not the same as the old Ambrosio stuff that PBK used to sell. It doesn't stretch as well, and is more slippery. The older stuff was awesome, I wish it would come back. Vinyl wrap in general is better than cork IMHO. Just as comfy, and lots more durable against the elements.,,,,BD
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Nice! Where do you buy this stuff in plain white?
It's a QBP stocked product so any LBS that deals with QBP can get it, price would be variable. Online try Speedgoat Cycles, generally the cheapest regular price. Search for "Bike Ribbon Padded"

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It looks great! No chance it comes in pink, is there? I've looked, but can't find any.
You can have any color, as long as it's white, black, red, blue, or yellow
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Excel sports carries it as well in Yellow, Blue, White and Black.
http://www.excelsports.com/main.asp?...jor=1&minor=32
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Here it is in red:
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Search SEM, and see if they make a pink color. I bet they do? I successfully spray dyed some with brown SEM, and it looked great. It also
didn't peel or fade. Buy some white, tack it to a long board, wipe down with 91% alcohol, and spray. Let it dry awhile, and you're ready to wrap.
You can have nearly unlimited shades of wrap that way. Just stick with light colored wrap for light colors, and dark for dark.,,,,BD
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Excel sports carries it as well in Yellow, Blue, White and Black.
http://www.excelsports.com/main.asp?...jor=1&minor=32
this is where i got mine. its great
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Man, I didn't realize that's what everyone was talking about. I've been using it for a little over a year and getting it from Loose Screws - may need to change that with the lower prices. I love the feel and it cleans up quite nicely.
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Here's one of mine with Bike Ribbon:
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Has anyone tried a "harlequin" wrap with this Bike Ribbon tape? It may be too thick, vs. plain cotton stuff. Just curious...
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To everyone who has tried the Bike Ribbon, is it as cushioned as cork wrap? I ended up getting cork for my bike because the vinyl stuff that my LBS had wasn't nearly as cushiony feeling.


The yellow is particularly nice as it's somewhat muted and not danged near neon, it was exactly what I needed for that Club Fuji to match the headtube. Finding yellow housing that was equally muted was a lot harder.
Crank It Up is right. I love the red Club Fuji.
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The new "bike ribbon" is not the same as the old Ambrosio stuff that PBK used to sell. It doesn't stretch as well, and is more slippery. The older stuff was awesome, I wish it would come back. Vinyl wrap in general is better than cork IMHO. Just as comfy, and lots more durable against the elements.,,,,BD
I've never used this Bike Ribbon stuff, but that is precisely why I love Fizik tape. For one, it stays clean much better and then cleans up more nicely once it does get dirty. It doesn't rip as easily as cork. And the Fizik has adhesive, which is SO NICE. No matter how tight and nice-looking I wrap my bars with non adhesive tape, it starts moving around and before long I get bald spots.
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I've never used this Bike Ribbon stuff, but that is precisely why I love Fizik tape. For one, it stays clean much better and then cleans up more nicely once it does get dirty. It doesn't rip as easily as cork. And the Fizik has adhesive, which is SO NICE. No matter how tight and nice-looking I wrap my bars with non adhesive tape, it starts moving around and before long I get bald spots.
If you like Fizik for all those reasons do yourself a favor and try Bike Ribbon just once. It's a little thicker than Fizik (really a different style of tape) but it meets all those other criteria...at $6 a shot. And it looks more "period" than Fizik.
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If you like Fizik for all those reasons do yourself a favor and try Bike Ribbon just once. It's a little thicker than Fizik (really a different style of tape) but it meets all those other criteria...at $6 a shot. And it looks more "period" than Fizik.
I will definitely check it out after reading this thread! For some reason I assumed (maybe because of the lame name) it was just cheapo cork tape. Now I know better. If I hadn't bought new tape for the Pro Tour on Friday I'd already have some ordered. (Although I do admit I really like the perforated look of Fizik tape—period correctness be damned! )

Six bucks per roll or per handlebars?
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