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Old 11-08-10, 01:16 AM   #1
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Gazelle CM_A 1981 what bar tape to use.

I have a simple q'n regarding the original bar tape for my Gazelle CM model A from 80 or 81 (it has the butterfly brakeplate.

I want to know what was the original bartape that this model of from this period was being sold with.

I think it could be the Benotto tape, the cloth type one or bike ribbon.

I don't want to know what i could use, but what was authentic to use for this model/period.

I want to bring it back in authentic condition and can't find a good answer anywhere so i hope someone here will be able to help me with this simple, but for me important q'n.
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Old 11-08-10, 07:32 AM   #2
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I have a 1983 Catalog at home (and I think there's a copy of one floating around online as well), I'll take a close look and see if I can tell what type of tape is in the photo. However, a lot of Gazelle frames were sold as framesets, which means any bar tape that was produced at the time was likely fair game for 'original' build. I vote you to with what you like and what is fitting for the frame.
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I vote Bike Ribbon. Speaking of which, is there a source for Bike Ribbon? The good old stuff that was perforated, textured vinyl...
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A couple brochures were already present on Jan's Gazelle Pages >> http://www.fivenineclimber.com/bikes...elle_pages.htm

...and today a fellow Retrobike member posted the 80, 81, 83, 84, 86, 88, 89 & 91 brochures >> http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/vie...=921211#921211
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Thanks everybody for your advice and help (links).

I downloaded all the brochures and it is wonderfull and a beautifull gesture to do so.

I think from looking at the pix i can narrow it down to either the oldstyle cloth type or indeed bikeribbon.

And yes i know these where sold as frameset and there anything would be ok from that period my goal is to know exactly ..

Thanks again for the help
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