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Old 09-22-13, 10:35 PM
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Handlebar Tape

What tape are you guys using on your ventage bikes?
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The good thing about handlebar tape is that almost any tape will look good on a C&V bike. I am using good ol' Cinelli cork tape. It's cheap, so I don't mind replacing it relatively often.
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I use Bike Ribbon Pro. It's cheap, cleans up nicely, and looks good imo.
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Uhmmm.. shouldn't this question be posted on the regular C&V forum??.....You'll get more aswers there....
This forum is for pricing/value appraisal for C&V bikes and components.....
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I use whatever foam or cork tape is onsale cheap on Ebay or elswhere online for bikes I sell. Also bargain bin golf club at bigger sporting good stores is another option I have used.
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I prefer cotton tape on bikes that demand that period correct bar covering...

For everything else, I order handlebar tape from China at less than $2.00 per set, shipped. I buy two dozen sets at a time...

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I recently put Brooks tape on my Voyageur. It wears well, and matches the saddle.
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Originally Posted by randyjawa View Post
I prefer cotton tape on bikes that demand that period correct bar covering...
I've used Tressostar cotton and recently a no-name brand. On my next build, a Peugeot UO10, I'm aiming for Neumans.. perhaps with a harlequin weave.

I used to think cottom tape was a bit "slight" on the handlebars, but I've grown used to it.

I think I may even put it on some of my modern bikes.
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