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View Poll Results: Which Color Scheme do You Prefer?
Brown Saddle, Brown Tape. Classic is Classy! 4 28.57%
Black Everything. Ninja Stealth, Baby! 5 35.71%
Black Everything with Green Tape. Greed, err, Green is Good! 5 35.71%
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Old 12-28-10, 02:21 PM   #1
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New Bars, Tape & Saddle.... but which color scheme??

I'm upgrading my saddle to a Brooks B17 or Velo-Orange #3, and my handlebars to a set of Trekker bars.

Here's what my bike "Clyde" looks like now:



Mostly black, with a brown/black saddle, brown/black grips, and some green flash stickers.

I could try to stick with the current color scheme, and get a honey or brown saddle, and then try to match bar tape with brown or tan.

Or I could stealth up the bike and get a black saddle, black bars, and black tape.

Or I could get a black saddle, black bars, and try to match the tape to the green accents.


What do you think?
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Old 12-28-10, 05:37 PM   #2
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A new brown leather Brooks saddle with matching brown Brooks leather tape would be spiffy. Not cheap though.
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Old 12-28-10, 05:44 PM   #3
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handling a dirty chain after mending a puncture,
has long favored Black tape/grips.

I double wrap my trekking bars with padded 'cork' Tape.
then don't worry about rain and wheel changes soiling my tape.

Before the Italian purchase of the Brooks company the saddles were
a Brown-black.
Of course the Italians put fashion colors in the lineup..

there is a dark green saddle color offering, to pick up the brand label color.
it will darken more as you ride it.

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Old 12-29-10, 12:21 PM   #4
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handling a dirty chain after mending a puncture,
has long favored Black tape/grips.
Dirty colored tape means the bike gets ridden like it was born to do.
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I'd go with whatever is cheap. I ride my bike so often into and out of DC that I don't bother with it's appearance too much....it has fenders, but still get's pretty dirty over time. Not to mention getting scraped on the racks at work .
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I think you'll like the trekking bars, I'd go with black tape, your bike looks good as it is.
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Old 12-29-10, 07:13 PM   #7
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I think you should either do the black tape or green tape. However, I would only choose the green tape if you can find some that will match the color of the Schwinn on the downtube. If you can't, I would stick with black.
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Honey brown and natural cork or matching Brooks leather tape.
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Thanks for everybody's advice. After thinking about it, I decided to go with a honey saddle and matching cork tape, even though I was seriously considering green.
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Most popular answer would be "wtf, people think about this sort of stuff?
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Most popular answer would be "wtf, people think about this sort of stuff?
I know there are people out there with no taste or fashion sense, but I don't mock them so much as pity them.
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