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Old 02-17-06, 07:00 PM   #1
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Baby Blue cotton tape and handlebar pics inside!

Old steel bars that I painted black cuz I didn't wanna pay for new chrome. Jonny was kind enough to cap the ends w/ stainless steel for me. I added star cut-outs and polished the ends. Sorry for the bad pics. I think these were made for a kid.....totally impractical. Anyone know where I can find baby blue COTTON bar tape????? Any help appreciated
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Old 02-17-06, 07:11 PM   #2
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try rivendell
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I guess I could call 'em.........their site ( and all other's I've found who carry Velox, etc) lists Light Blue as "discontinued"
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I saw some on some sight the other dday, I'll try to track it down
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I buy Cateye cotton tape at my LBS. Can't find it on the Cateye site, though, so I don't know if they make baby blue.
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also try searching for tressostar
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totally impractical
Definitely, but pretty.
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http://www.jitensha.com/eng/tape_e.html might be a tad darker than what youre looking for but...

you can order over the phone, theyre nice.
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have bought red and black from here... http://www.bicycleclassics.com/bartape.html

they say they make a blue... not sure what the shade is, call them (that's the only way to order)
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looks sweet—that drop looks deep... really deep.

I like the way your bike is turning out. I think I'ma get my track ends rounded like yours.

has everyone seen the jonny hat? I'ma get one of 'em fo sho.
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has everyone seen the jonny hat? I'ma get one of 'em fo sho.
I've seen in person. nice hat.
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Old steel bars that I painted black cuz I didn't wanna pay for new chrome. Jonny was kind enough to cap the ends w/ stainless steel for me. I added star cut-outs and polished the ends. Sorry for the bad pics. I think these were made for a kid.....totally impractical. Anyone know where I can find baby blue COTTON bar tape????? Any help appreciated
those bars look great! good job!
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Old 03-07-06, 10:06 PM   #13
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couldn't you just dye some white tape? if you used less water with RIT or a straight up dye it doesn't seem like it'd affect adhearance
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Thanks for the suggestions....I decided to go with gray tape. I considered dying some, but it seemed way too Martha Stewart for a bicycle. Gotta draw the line somewhere.
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