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Old 08-11-07, 11:19 PM   #1
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can't tell if I hate the new grips and tape or what

I thought these bars would work well--but I kinda hate the
color--thoughts?

I think I had some lead paint in my coffee this morning--wtf. Oh well-
won't be the first or last dollar I spend on stuff for bikes.


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Old 08-11-07, 11:21 PM   #2
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Black ploz. Light color ourys get so dirty.
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exactly--sh*te.
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Yellow's just not your color, babe.
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McDonalds team issue?
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Old 08-11-07, 11:25 PM   #7
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heh--out 30 bucks for a new set. double sh*te.
Maybe black with the yellow?
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heh--out 30 bucks for a new set. double sh*te.
Maybe black with the yellow?
You're screwed on the tape but you should be able to pick up some black RIT dye for $5 at rite-aid or wherever and dye the ourys.
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Old 08-11-07, 11:26 PM   #9
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McDonalds team issue?
That's what I thought exactly once I had it on--
Soma has a Rush on their website red/yellow tape--
looks good. Somehow this doesn't.
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i'm having issues like this with my new bullhorns. i wrapped them with that new fiziki stuff... and i don't like them. i'm waiting until i mess it up before i rewrap them in gold cloth. but i'm not riding aggressively them until i pick up a cross brake lever with a 26.0 clamp.
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i'm having issues like this with my new bullhorns. i wrapped them with that new fiziki stuff... and i don't like them. i'm waiting until i mess it up before i rewrap them in gold cloth. but i'm not riding aggressively them until i pick up a cross brake lever with a 26.0 clamp.
Curious as to why you don't like the fizik. I liked it on my drops... it felt nice but it was too gaudy so I removed the tape and Ourys.
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I'm just glad you wrapped your bars. Unwrapped bars are the WORST trend that's ever hit cycling.
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Old 08-11-07, 11:37 PM   #13
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Yyyuck! Black tape will take care of it though.
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BTW for flipchops you can generally do it with one roll, especially if you stretch it hard while wrapping. Ask a shop if they will sell one roll only.
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Light color ourys get so dirty.
Dirty? Those dont' come close to dirty. My yellow Oury's come pretty close to black on the raised sections now.
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^ flow us some pics. I want to see yellow on another bike.
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Not the aforementioned dirty Oury's, but brand new yellow Deda tape, which is now slightly dirty. I should take some pictures of the Oury's in their current state - it's pretty spectacular. It'll take me a while to get the Deda tape dirty enough that I'm not bothered by how bright it is.
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never seen anyone pull off the rubber grips + cork.. prolly a bad idea... unless yer like me and care more about the comfort of your hands than your cycle aesthetics...
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You're screwed on the tape but you should be able to pick up some black RIT dye for $5 at rite-aid or wherever and dye the ourys.
Seriously, why bother? A new pair of ourys would cost 10 bucks.
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can you really dye ourys anyway?
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they need to be black with white ourys.
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I am thinking about using champ grips and bar tape, I think that would look alot better, just because it doesnt look like you having some ******** jelly dong on your bars
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If you want to keep the flashy colors, it would probly work if you used red tape under the yellow grips.


and then a yellow saddle too.

its just not balanced enough
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not a fan of the grips/tape combo in general.
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not a fan of the grips/tape combo in general.
+1. What's the point of this?
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