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Old 10-19-05, 09:55 AM   #1
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Sweet, sweet satisfaction.

Is there anything as satisfying as freshly wrapped handlebars? I think not. Honestly, I think I'm more jazzed about my new bar tape than I am about this box of 7"s that showed up from the plant this morning.

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Old 10-19-05, 10:03 AM   #2
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i'll second this. you don't truly realize how ratty your old cork tape was until you put fresh tape on.
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Old 10-19-05, 10:32 AM   #3
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Although freshly wrapped handlebars are nice, my vote is for a freshly cleaned and oiled chain. Everything just feels so smoooooooth.
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i like the fresh bar wrap so much. like a new pair of socks or something. i'll also offer another good feeling: going back to double straps after a year or two of single straps. they hug your feet.
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Old 10-19-05, 12:08 PM   #5
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My ride looks so sweet after with brand new white bar tape on it.
Too bad it looks awful after a few weeks. As Pony Boy,
er Robert Frost said, "nothing gold can stay" .
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New tires at high pressure on an otherwise familiar bike. Love.
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Old 10-19-05, 01:21 PM   #7
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I got that jaunty black and white striped cinelli stuff. Seasonably appropriate in a Tim Burton kind of way, I guess.
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mmm...like a fresh pair of underwear on a hot day.
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mmm...like a fresh pair of underwear on a hot day.
Like a fresh pair of underwear pulled from the icebox on a hot day.
I do that at work. People complain, but it's awesome.
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Like a fresh pair of underwear pulled from the icebox on a hot day.
I do that at work. People complain, but it's awesome.
fresh pair of underwear... period. in my religion, I'm only allowed to change it once every 18 days.
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