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    Celeste h'bar tape...and other unusual colors. Post pix!

    If you have celeste handlebar tape, let's see it! Post some pix. Also, any other unusual colors as in Nothing Boring. Orange, shades of red, blue or purple, pink or green, splash, two tone, even black, brown, white or grey if it looks nice, just whatever. Come on, show off a little if you like the looks of yr handlebars.

    I'm trying to find some new colored tape to go with my black frame. Black on black is boring; white on black looked sweet for a week but now it looks like bandaging for casualties of war.

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    Celeste tape or any other unusual colors? I see it all over the place.

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    Here's my Moto-

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    Not exactly unusual colors, but two-toned!
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    You like red? I like red.



    After a year, and a bunch of added accessories, I replaced the now grungy cloth bar-tap with a brighter red bar-tape. This was also my first time wrapping bars. Don't judge me!
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    Quote Originally Posted by frantik View Post


    Nice. What brand is that? It seems like most offer very typical colors and it's even worse at the LBS. Choose one out of three.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dcrowell View Post
    You like red? I like red.



    After a year, and a bunch of added accessories, I replaced the now grungy cloth bar-tap with a brighter red bar-tape. This was also my first time wrapping bars. Don't judge me!


    As for red, I could only do a faded red. Bright crayon red is too much for me but the first picture looks nice on yours.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisO View Post
    Here's my Moto-

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    Not exactly unusual colors, but two-toned!
    I see one splash, but it looks like you used three different tapes. A black, white, and splash. Is that right?

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    In my search for unusual tape, I found this Cinelli translucent jelly stuff. I can't find much on it but it sure seems unique.

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    Quote Originally Posted by albertmoreno View Post
    Nice. What brand is that? It seems like most offer very typical colors and it's even worse at the LBS. Choose one out of three.
    Origin8.. i actually got it at my LBS there's a lot of fixie riders in town so they carry lots of bright and crazy colors
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    How does orange grab you?



    It's Cinelli cork (non-gel), available at an LBS near you.
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    goes well with the orange pin striping on your kit
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    Yep. That's why I got it. I didn't like it at first, but my kids mentioned that they were always able to pick me out in races. So I kept it and will keep it again for next season.
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    Here's the Cinelli cork tape on my Bianchi.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Louis View Post
    Here's the Cinelli cork tape on my Bianchi.
    that looks awesome. I'm just going to do it. I know there's some controversy over which brand has the most accurate celeste but that looks pretty good to me. It's going on a black Surly CC with a brown Brooks and a few gray accents, water bottles, backpack, panniers, and maybe a top tube sleeve. It might seem petty but it's my only bike, in fact, my only mode of transportation and I like to make it look nice. Thanks, dude.

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    btw, I'm really surprised at the lack of variety in handlebar tape colors. It's one of the few things on a bike that a person can afford to change often. It's so cheap, it wouldn't be unreasonable to change it every month! Why don't companies offer more colors than your basic black, brown, white or grey?! I know some do, just not as common to find really cool colors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by albertmoreno View Post
    that looks awesome. I'm just going to do it. I know there's some controversy over which brand has the most accurate celeste but that looks pretty good to me. It's going on a black Surly CC with a brown Brooks and a few gray accents, water bottles, backpack, panniers, and maybe a top tube sleeve. It might seem petty but it's my only bike, in fact, my only mode of transportation and I like to make it look nice. Thanks, dude.
    You're quite welcome. Naturally, it's going to be harder to keep clean than a dark color. I clean it with a soft brush, mild soap and a garden hose. Easy as pie.


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    Quote Originally Posted by albertmoreno View Post
    I see one splash, but it looks like you used three different tapes. A black, white, and splash. Is that right?
    Yes, three tapes. The black is the Motobecane tape that came with the bike, the white and splash are from Nashbar.
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    Not too wild but it does have some color:




    Black and Orange? Hey it's almost Halloween
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigbadwullf View Post
    Not too wild but it does have some color:




    Black and Orange? Hey it's almost Halloween
    I was thinking of getting orange to go with my black and brown, for that same reason actually for Fall. btw, your orange looks red on my screen. I don't know why.

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