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    If you are going to change out the tape, I vote for black.
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    getting banned from trollheim. does that mean you win?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
    Bad linky on that pic BLR.
    fixed
    You can get all A's and still flunk life

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    Quote Originally Posted by BLR_0719 View Post
    fixed
    Upon further review, I stand by my recommendation for black bar tape.
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    People say light-colored handlebar tape is difficult to keep clean. I've never tried it.

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    Since I don't remember where the paranoia conversation was I'll post here.

    To all of the Gravity's Rainbow fans.
    "A screaming comes across the sky..."

    http://www.themodernword.com/gr/default.htm
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    +100 on the black. I had white for 2 years. bike looked like shlitz. Black for the past yr. Much better
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    Black tape and crank BLR.

    I think our Trek T1 has the same fork.

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    I had about 700 miles on my white Fizik tape and it never got dirty. A quick wipe with some simple green always cleaned it right up.

    I think I'll compromise and get the black tape with the white logos.

    You can get all A's and still flunk life

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    eff that's gray logo isn't it
    You can get all A's and still flunk life

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    Quote Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
    People say light-colored handlebar tape is difficult to keep clean. I've never tried it.
    Despite telling LBS guy I wanted black bar tape he took it upon himself to give me what he felt was best and put on white. I now have tan bar tap, it's quite grungy and no longer matches my bike. I'm going to leave it until people make comments on the gross factor, I think it will need to be a color of carp brown for that to happen.
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    hello kitty is evil. i was thrown out of the shop for trying to take a pic. evil big corporate strong arm tactics. kitty is dead to me.

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    Oh noes.

    Apparently a bridge on the greenway I sometimes ride is washed out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
    People say light-colored handlebar tape is difficult to keep clean. I've never tried it.

    Yeah, it's a PITA, but the microtex stuff cleans up alright. That being said, I'll never use white again now that I went black.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Makel View Post
    Despite telling LBS guy I wanted black bar tape he took it upon himself to give me what he felt was best and put on white. I now have tan bar tap, it's quite grungy and no longer matches my bike. I'm going to leave it until people make comments on the gross factor, I think it will need to be a color of carp brown for that to happen.
    a rag and some simple green should clean it up. I cleaned mine usually once a week so it never built up any grunge, so I'm not sure how clean it will get if it's built up for a while.
    You can get all A's and still flunk life

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    Quote Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
    Oh noes.

    Apparently a bridge on the greenway I sometimes ride is washed out.
    It's a cue to get off the mup and onto the road
    You can get all A's and still flunk life

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    Quote Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
    Oh noes.

    Apparently a bridge on the greenway I sometimes ride is washed out.
    Things are rough all over. If there's enough rain to keep the muppets away, the trail's gonna close for one reason or another. Check out the brave soul who trudged through this closure anyways.

    Sure glad I live on relatively high ground.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Makel View Post
    Despite telling LBS guy I wanted black bar tape he took it upon himself to give me what he felt was best and put on white. I now have tan bar tap, it's quite grungy and no longer matches my bike. I'm going to leave it until people make comments on the gross factor, I think it will need to be a color of carp brown for that to happen.
    time to find a new LBS. They just used up their stock. Most people prefer black for that exact reason. I could never get my cork tape brighter than dove gray (grey for coasting). Of course my commuter bike now has bright yellow tape (but that bike is ugly as hell)
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    Being full of crap and depositing it here consistently is really nothing to be proud of.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Herbie53 View Post
    Being full of crap and depositing it here consistently is really nothing to be proud of.

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    Nature is aiming its fury on cyclists.

    Typically I ride that section of greenway at the end of a ride as it is getting dark. It seems like a more prudent option than the road at dusk.

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    Nothing like wading through a landslide in the cold and continuing your ride in wet clothes. That's MUP dedication right thur

    You can get all A's and still flunk life

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    Riding in the basement seems so much more appealing now thanks to that tard.

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    That helmet thread is freaking astonishing. I like the guy who wrote "actually, helmets don't work." Never mind the original poster's story about the helmet actually ****ing working.
    You can get all A's and still flunk life

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    Quote Originally Posted by BLR_0719 View Post
    That helmet thread is freaking astonishing. I like the guy who wrote "actually, helmets don't work." Never mind the original poster's story about the helmet actually ****ing working.
    never underestimate the idiocy of BF.
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    Did user "meanwhile" come up on the scene? He's my favorite gruff, British "helmets don't work and actually do more harm than good" dude.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RUOkie View Post
    never underestimate the idiocy of BF.
    A guy we sail with is a neurosurgeon, and he wears helmets when he's sailing. If he heard someone say that helmets are stupid for cycling he would have a conniption fit.
    You can get all A's and still flunk life

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    Quote Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
    Did user "meanwhile" come up on the scene? He's my favorite gruff, British "helmets don't work and actually do more harm than good" dude.
    Quote Originally Posted by pallen View Post
    for obvious reasons. IMO a helmet "doesnt work" in a serious high speed crash - only a motorcycle helmet would help in those, and even then, the protection is limited. A low speed bump is what they are designed for. I figure its a good thing anytime energy is being absorbed that was going to your skull.
    Quote Originally Posted by Phantoj View Post
    Helmets work -- work to create brain injury that is. Picture this: you're traveling downhill at about 30-mph through an "S-curve"... through some series of irrelevant events, you find yourself falling over. Your helmeted head hits the ground and immediately upon contact the soft foam grabs onto the rough asphalt and applies a mighty torsion, wrenching your brain and causing you to pass out... whereas, an unhelmeted head would have bounced and slid with far less of the damaging torsion to the brain...
    omg omg omg
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