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View Poll Results: what color bar tape?
white 3 13.04%
Red 9 39.13%
Black 8 34.78%
Grey 0 0%
other 3 13.04%
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Old 07-23-10, 07:45 PM   #1
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What color bar tape matches best

IF I keep this saddle I may change my bar tape color. In past I always had a white saddle which went very nice with white bar tape. I dont think they make my new saddle in white, so that being said what color do you think will look best with my bike?

I prefer not to have black because it is usually so bland and boring but if it looks the best than I may try it.
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Old 07-23-10, 07:58 PM   #2
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I'd go with a nice plumb paisley.

Black goes with anything but everyone has black, even me... Maybe red would look good?
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Old 07-23-10, 08:14 PM   #3
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Red, without question. Trust me, I'm a design professional.
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It looks fine as it is. Go ride it like you stole it. And no, I didn't bother to vote.

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Old 07-23-10, 08:47 PM   #6
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IF I keep this saddle I may change my bar tape color. In past I always had a white saddle which went very nice with white bar tape. I dont think they make my new saddle in white, so that being said what color do you think will look best with my bike?

I prefer not to have black because it is usually so bland and boring but if it looks the best than I may try it.
You have really 3 choices, white, black or red, I voted red, as those colours are already present on that bike. I'm a little surprised though, a Bianche that isn't celeste....
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Old 07-23-10, 09:19 PM   #7
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I voted red because it's my favourite colour. The white will show off dirt and black is dull. So get the red tape.
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Old 07-23-10, 10:08 PM   #8
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Stick with the white if you like it...no one can see the saddle while you're riding anyway...

Gotta agree with Wog, though...Bianchi should be Celeste
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Red or black. Black might be boring, but sometimes it's the best choice. That's why it's boring (because it's so often the right choice). I think it would look stealth. Red would look flashy but should probably match your tires. White kind of throws the balance off with the black saddle. heh.

PS I love celeste (a.k.a., "steal-me green").
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Old 07-23-10, 11:36 PM   #10
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Depending on how many miles you ride a year, I say black! I had light blue on my bike, 7300 miles one year, 6000 the next, the blue didn't look so hot!...Black!
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Pink Panther Pink! .

Just go ride the bike.
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