I currently have Lizardskins on my bike and I never will again. I put it on in late winter and now it is early spring and I have already worn through the tape on the right hand side near the hood. Garbage.
It will likely wait until a rainy day occurs and I have money to burn.
Those look promising, but they don't stock them.
Last edited by RPK79; 05-13-14 at 10:06 AM.
This is not my picture, but my experience is similar.
Loving the Fizik Performance tape, looks and feels awesome and no sign of wear. Also half the price of Lizard, possibly 1/3.
Wow, that's awful. I wouldn't use it ever again either. For me, it's hard to spend $35 on bar tape, but it has worked SO well for me that I did it again when I needed new tape. Strange though that our experiences would be so different. Wonder if you just ended up with a bad tape?
Since you can't correct them I'll ignore the minor staging issues (valve stems, cranks). Personally I'm partial to black Brooks saddles, which in this case would match the hoods and pedals. However this bike is a classic, and the brown leather with brass rivets looks still looks great.