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Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

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Old 11-19-05, 01:05 AM   #1
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I fell tonight...

...now, I need new bar tape.
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Old 11-19-05, 01:12 AM   #2
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yeah, why is it that everytime i fall i need to get new bar tape, so far my new bar tape has lasted through 2 falls (one involved a car and moderate speeds) but if i fall again, my bars are gonna get scratched up.
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Old 11-19-05, 01:13 AM   #3
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Mine involved low speeds and no one around. If I fall and nobody is around to see/hear it did I really fall?


Yeah, because again, I need new tape.
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"jonesbikes" on eBay usually has the cinelli stuff in a lot of colors/patterns/etc for $6.

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17 bucks down the drain. That's why I gave up and use bicycle tubes instead.
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Old 11-20-05, 01:06 AM   #7
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You use bicycle tubes? I didn't notice that on your bars. I am using tubes next time I wrap the bars. Now I just need to flat. I can't wait...
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I guess it's hard to pay for bar tape when you have redlight tickets to pay
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haha - indeed.

yeah, it's super ghetto. gets your hands all black - not really a concern in the winter though.

I saw this Cinelli in person last weekend. Yes, that's leather bar tape that's sewn tight to the bars.

comfy, cheap, classy - pick two.
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Old 11-20-05, 10:44 AM   #10
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I tend to break my beak everytime i fall off my bike. But the bar tape just ends up bloody.
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Old 11-20-05, 11:23 AM   #11
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I was riding home from the bar a couple days ago (maybe a little tipsy), got ran off the road by some idiot, and wiped out into a planter. My bar tape ripped plus a stick got jammed into my front wheel, knocking it a little outta true. Guess thems the breaks.
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Old 11-20-05, 11:24 AM   #12
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Sadly there was no alcohol involved in mine. Just me trying to be cool all alone.
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