The Soma stuff isn't the right shade. I have hopes for Bontrager's, though I can't find a picture anywhere. Trek makes a pink ladies bike, and if the wrap is the same shade it's exactly what I'm looking for.
There's some neon pink Casiraghi vintage tape on ebay; I'm using the yellow version, and am reasonably happy with it - and neon rocks. It's the padded vinyl sort, with a line of tiny perforations down the center, if you remember that kind of tape... There are also some pink brake hoods up right now. They're not neon, though, so they won't match the tape if you go with the casiraghi
Soma DoubleCross, Surly Steamroller, various others
Originally Posted by manboy
Are you getting a pink saddle?
Cause I usually prefer to match the bars with the saddle.
That's a good way to do it, one theory I have heard many times is to match the logos/writing on your bike, this looks good.
Why not take some some white cloth bar tape, and throw it in the wash with a new red sock? It worked for all of 's undies (he still swears they weren't pink when he bought them, I don't know if I'm buyin' though)
haha, I have that camo bar tape. I think it's ugly as hell but it's all they had and I'm very impatient so I bought it. Oh well, it's been two weeks and there's enough smog in this city that the tape is almost brown anyway..
i'm actually doing the same thing for my lady, picked up a old nishiki frame at a thrift store and painted it light pink with a darker rose on the lugs. i managed to find some perfect cateye cotton tape in pink on ebay-- but only one roll! hah.