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Is this bar tape too gaudy?

Old 03-15-22, 07:48 PM
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Originally Posted by SJX426 View Post
To be period correct for the whole bike, Benotto was used.
1983 Colnago Superissimo on Flickr
Nice. Benotto is always classy. +1 on the brake cabling, too!
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Old 03-16-22, 09:38 AM
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Some things are just in poor taste
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Old 03-16-22, 09:53 AM
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No, it's not, but what I'd do is to swap the stem out for something that looks more aggressive and modern, and the same thing with the saddle, going to a color scheme that roughly equates to the bar tape.
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Old 03-22-22, 02:16 PM
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Originally Posted by GhostRider62 View Post

Match the saddle color to the bar tape color. Black on both. Then the eye goes to the bike where it belongs IMO
I agree. I always try to match bar tape with saddle color.
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Old 03-23-22, 09:30 AM
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i use to know a lady in the club who put on BRIGHT PINK handlebar tape on her no-name road bike. This handlebar was so bright you could see it 1/2 block away! Now that's bright.
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Old 03-23-22, 10:08 AM
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This is the original seat and tape that came on the bike
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Old 03-23-22, 10:18 AM
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Light blue Fizik:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/11415955482...sAAOSwDVVefC6J

Also offered in dark blue.
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Old 03-23-22, 11:05 AM
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Originally Posted by SurferRosa View Post
Light blue Fizik:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/11415955482...sAAOSwDVVefC6J

Also offered in dark blue.
I like the blue. I think the original was Benotto . That's what was on it when I got it but it was very torn and faded
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Old 03-23-22, 11:23 AM
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Originally Posted by robertj298 View Post
This is the original seat and tape that came on the bike
I like the description of the tape: "Shiny tape." Pretty much says it all (and it does look like Benotto)
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Old 03-23-22, 02:25 PM
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Originally Posted by 1989Pre View Post
No, it's not, but what I'd do is to swap the stem out for something that looks more aggressive and modern, and the same thing with the saddle, going to a color scheme that roughly equates to the bar tape.
So would you deem saddle color more important than comfort ? lol
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Old 03-23-22, 03:05 PM
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Originally Posted by robertj298 View Post
So would you deem saddle color more important than comfort ? lol
I thought we were talking about looks, here.
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Old 03-23-22, 03:53 PM
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Now you opened up a whole new topic.
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Old 03-23-22, 03:58 PM
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Originally Posted by 1989Pre View Post
I thought we were talking about looks, here.
I should have mentioned that I like to ride my bikes also
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Old 03-23-22, 04:01 PM
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Originally Posted by 1989Pre View Post
I thought we were talking about looks, here.
I ride my bikes so comfort would always trump looks
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Old 03-23-22, 04:04 PM
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Classic David Lee Roth bar tape.
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Old 03-23-22, 04:05 PM
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Where's the place that I can vote "I hate bar tape"?
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Old 03-24-22, 04:18 PM
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Eh, Use what make you happy. If you're doing it correctly, you will wear through it often enough to change it up often.
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Old 03-26-22, 09:10 PM
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On a humorous note, here's a fellow who really hates splash tapes.
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Old 03-26-22, 11:49 PM
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Originally Posted by robertj298 View Post
I liked it when I first got it but now I'm not so sure. The original was a blue Benotto which
I can still find on Ebay.
The confetti tape looks perfect on that bike if you ask me.
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Old 03-26-22, 11:54 PM
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Originally Posted by Chuckk View Post
I've had this stuff since the mid 90's.
Off the Front Spider tape. Not gaudy except for the termination tape, but plenty weird.
Still looking for the right bike to put it on, but if I do, it will also have my Terry Buzz-Off saddle with the fly embroidered flying out the back.
I've never bought a bike to match bar tape I had, but if I had that tape, I'd get a 1986 Schwinn Peloton right away!
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