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Old 05-30-15, 08:10 AM
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"Flipper Blue Tape" - It Made My Day

Originally Posted by RoadGuy View Post
Boy, you're awful protective of Bike Flippers. Are you a Bike Flipper? Do you use a lot of blue color handlebar tape?

And no, every bike that has new blue color handlebar tape on it is not a stolen bike. BUT, a high percentage of bikes for sale that have new blue color handlebar tape (and/or new cheap tires, and/or a cheap new seat) on them are flip bikes.
The above quote is from the C & V appraisal section circa April 2015. Besides the new hat, see last photo, the Flipper Blue Bar Tape made my day!

While I'm not obsessed by Roadguy's comment, it comes to mind whenever I look at my 1989 Trek 360, which I hadn't yet ridden this year. Yesterday, I aired up the tires in the morning and rode to the Belle Isle Grand Prix and then later in the evening for the Critical Mass Ride, for a total of about 35 miles of riding. I got about six (6) comments on how nice that bike looked and was finished out, more than almost any other bike in my stable.

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