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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 05-18-11, 10:43 AM   #1
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What bar tape should I get?

Mine is falling off, any suggestions? I'm thinking maybe brown. If you know any sites to get good deals on tape that would be appreciated.


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Old 05-18-11, 10:56 AM   #2
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My favorite tape is the Fizik brand tape. It has the best grip and comfort of any I have ridden. Its not especially padded, but they also sell a gel underwrap if youre into that.
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Old 05-18-11, 11:06 AM   #3
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oh my god that bike. . .
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Old 05-18-11, 11:21 AM   #4
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Cork tapes are usually pretty cheap. If a shop as Origin 8 it is even cheaper
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Old 05-18-11, 05:07 PM   #5
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Get Cork if you want cheap or get Lizardskin if you're looking for awesome.
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I use Hockey tape

$3 a roll and I can replace it about 6-8 times

It's not soft, but cheap and you can get some nice colors. Just make sure you wear gloves. I've rewrapped my bars about four times and everytime it gets softer.

If you have any athletic wrapping or spongy wraps, you can warp that over before you apply the hockey tape, makes it ultra squishy, but be aware of the rain.

It's on sale too!
http://www.hockeymonkey.com/rencolclotho.html
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Old 05-18-11, 05:55 PM   #7
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Make sure you go to a sporting goods store, look at the hockey tape but don't buy it, then go online and buy hockey stick tape for your bicycle handlebars.

I use cork tape.
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Old 05-18-11, 06:00 PM   #8
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i like cinelli cork the best. ive heard good things about fizik tape, but i prefer a little more cushion.
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Old 05-18-11, 06:02 PM   #9
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Make sure you go to a sporting goods store, look at the hockey tape but don't buy it, then go online and buy hockey stick tape for your bicycle handlebars.

I use tappered tape.
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Make sure you go to a sporting goods store, look at the hockey tape but don't buy it, then go online and buy hockey stick tape for your bicycle handlebars.

I use cork tape.
actaully shipping is like $10, so going to a store would be best. Just make sure they actually sell hockey equipment, because some places don't sell it.
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Old 05-18-11, 06:07 PM   #11
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I don't use tappered tape because you only need that for fixed gear bikes

But seriously, I use Bontrager gel tape. It doesn't have the sticky glue and feels so nice.
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Old 05-18-11, 06:08 PM   #12
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Orgin 8 cork tape.
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Old 05-18-11, 06:14 PM   #13
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Lizard Skins is comfy but pricey.
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I use Fizik Microtex bartape. I have it in white, but it doesn't get dirty and is extremely easy to clean if it is. They've been on my bike for a 3-4 months now.
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I like Easton Velo foam tape a lot. Really stretchy so it goes on easy and fits really well. It's comfy and durable and $10 for 2 rolls.

http://www.universalcycles.com/shopp...s.php?id=15383
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Old 05-18-11, 06:28 PM   #16
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Ill put in my vote for Sram Supercork. In red. Nice and thick without being too "chunky". I wears very well too. It would be the perfect tape if it didnt have the adhesive strip on the back.
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Old 05-18-11, 06:38 PM   #17
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Fizik microtex. Looks great and is comfy
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I also use Fizik Microtex.
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Lizardskins!!! I'm still rocking the rolls that amazed me so much that I spread the word here nearly a year ago.
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Old 05-18-11, 08:31 PM   #21
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oh my god that bike. . .
your macchiato drinkin', cinelli mash ridin' ass doesn't have to comment on the bike man, he's asking for opinions on bar tape.


fiziks, lizardskins, or cinelli gel is fine with me.
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Old 05-19-11, 01:59 PM   #22
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your macchiato drinkin', cinelli mash ridin' ass doesn't have to comment on the bike man, he's asking for opinions on bar tape.
I have never been so thoroughly roasted, thank you sir
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I use Bontrager gel tape with Bontrager gel padding underneath.. Its super comfy! I prefer nonadhesive. I also wear gel-padded Pearl Izumi cycling gloves for maximum comfort. Mmmm gel <3
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Lol no harm done eh?
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being picky about bar tape is pretty much the last nail on the coffin for my interest in bf. at least for a couple days. -____-
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