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jmikami 05-21-14 12:11 AM

bar grips vs tape
 
I have always used bar grips on the track, but I am really liking my lizard skin tape on the road. And with my new scatto bars I have to make a choice and while I think I want bar grips, the lizard skin is really working well on the road.

Any thoughts from the group?

Pantani98 05-21-14 05:52 AM

While I haven't tried the bar grips, I love my Lizard Skins tape. Currently on my Tiemeyer I'm selling, was on my other track bike, road bike, and actually got the new Lizard Skins grips for my mountain bike. Oh yeah, I like the Lizard Skins tape. :)

queerpunk 05-21-14 07:45 AM

Yeah, Lizard Skins is the shiznit. I just kind of gulp at paying forty bucks for bar tape.

But yeah, wrap them drops of your Scattos.

I use traditional bend bars and wrap almost up to the stem - something to grab on to with sweaty hands during a madison.

Impreza_aL 05-21-14 09:02 AM

wrap... and excuse my terrible wrap job it was 1 am when i was working on this bike...

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2844/...b91cc974_z.jpg

Hida Yanra 05-21-14 01:42 PM

I've used both, but grips for 90% of the last years.

I'm moving to tape when I start racing again because
a) Madisons are the most fun one can have on a bike.
b) Madisons on unwrapped top-parts of handlebars get less fun in a hurry.

queerpunk 05-21-14 02:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hida Yanra (Post 16779563)
a) Madisons are the most fun one can have on a bike.

At our track we call it bike prom, cause you have to spent all week running around trying to figure out who's asked who already, and who's willing to hold hands with you.

Hida Yanra 05-21-14 03:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by queerpunk (Post 16779784)
At our track we call it bike prom, cause you have to spent all week running around trying to figure out who's asked who already, and who's willing to hold hands with you.

...aiming to grabby sweaty things in the middle of a bunch...

jmikami 05-21-14 04:24 PM

hmmm, I expected confirmation of go grip or go home. Lizard tape is very nice, I will have to think about it a bit more - I am good at delaying decisions for weeks over minor choices.

I have also been toying with the idea of leaving the scattos on during our prom. My initial play with holding on the tops of the scattos did not seem that bad, but I have not really tested them yet. Anyone else leave them on while holding hands?

carleton 05-21-14 09:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jmikami (Post 16777764)
I have always used bar grips on the track, but I am really liking my lizard skin tape on the road. And with my new scatto bars I have to make a choice and while I think I want bar grips, the lizard skin is really working well on the road.

Any thoughts from the group?

I use Lizard Skins on my Scattos. Sticky enough for standing starts with gloves or bare hands.

Plus, one roll will serve both sides. So, you get two applications when you buy a pack.

queerpunk 05-22-14 07:59 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hida Yanra (Post 16779815)
...aiming to grabby sweaty things in the middle of a bunch...

it's ok to be nervous.

is it your first time?

Brian Ratliff 05-22-14 09:52 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by queerpunk (Post 16781528)
it's ok to be nervous.

is it your first time?

All I know is, one time, I got underneath someone I shouldn't have and it ended badly...

Hida Yanra 05-22-14 12:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Brian Ratliff (Post 16782001)
All I know is, one time, I got underneath someone I shouldn't have and it ended badly...

We all know there's a lot of pressure to perform, but coming over the top of the whole group for the first time gave me a odd feeling.

Brian Ratliff 05-22-14 01:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hida Yanra (Post 16782674)
We all know there's a lot of pressure to perform, but coming over the top of the whole group for the first time gave me a odd feeling.

feeling of triumph or feeling of dismay?

queerpunk 05-22-14 01:47 PM

guys if i use grips or if i use tape, which feels better in your hand?

Hermes 05-22-14 03:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jmikami (Post 16780021)
hmmm, I expected confirmation of go grip or go home. Lizard tape is very nice, I will have to think about it a bit more - I am good at delaying decisions for weeks over minor choices.

I have also been toying with the idea of leaving the scattos on during our prom. My initial play with holding on the tops of the scattos did not seem that bad, but I have not really tested them yet. Anyone else leave them on while holding hands?

I do not do Madison but I have had my hands on the tops of my Scattos in warmups. I do not like the sharp trailing edge on the top as it seems to cut into my hand. The other thing I do not like is the narrower width in the drops for standing starts during team sprint. Once I am in the drops and up to speed, I like them.

WTBATS 05-22-14 05:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Impreza_aL (Post 16778545)
wrap... and excuse my terrible wrap job it was 1 am when i was working on this bike...

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2844/...b91cc974_z.jpg

Can you elaborate on how you painted your bars? Looks great.

Impreza_aL 05-22-14 06:40 PM

wet sand - primer x3 - coat x 6 - clear coat x3 - wet sand - compound - polish

carleton 05-22-14 08:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Impreza_aL (Post 16783422)
wet sand - primer x3 - coat x 6 - clear coat x3 - wet sand - compound - polish

http://www.quickmeme.com/img/fd/fdef...5761c52e44.jpg


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