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Old 10-05-10, 10:16 AM   #1
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How long does the color on white double straps last?

I am planning to order a pair of all city white double straps but I am just curious as to how long the color will last as compared to darker straps such as black or brown.
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Old 10-05-10, 10:50 AM   #2
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Get black. The white straps on my Madison looked like crap after a few weeks.
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Get black. The white straps on my Madison looked like crap after a few weeks.
My black all-city straps didnt look the best where the straps loop through after minimal use.
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While you're at it, get the deluxe doubles.
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^this I did not do
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My Soma Doubles are more of a grey color, but still don't look too bad.
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Old 10-05-10, 03:04 PM   #7
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@Scrodzilla mind showing a pic of them atm?
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Here's a link:

http://allcitycycles.com/blog/view_e...gonzo_saddles/
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Old 10-05-10, 03:30 PM   #9
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I usually opt for white components so that they can get dirty and then everyone knows how much I ride my bike.

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@scrodzilla I meant of your white straps that look messed up
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Oh. I don't have them anymore.
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when i used straps, i went with white to prevent staining.
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I figure with leather straps, those are like dress shoes. I don't know that anyone really breaks out the kiwi colored shoe polish and cleans and conditions them ?

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/...500_AA300_.jpg

That's why black nylon straps would be my choice. They'll last longer and hide the accumulated filth from rides.
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I just ordered white deluxe doubles by All City from Universal Cycles for $44. If this thread is still alive I'll let you know in a month or so.
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