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Is this a good tape job? I can't tell.

Old 04-15-22, 09:01 AM
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Is this a good tape job? I can't tell.

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Old 04-15-22, 09:09 AM
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uhm, no
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Old 04-15-22, 09:18 AM
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That's almost as classic of advertising as the "backwards fork" you see on so many BSOs
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Old 04-15-22, 09:26 AM
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That looks like something I wrapped
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Old 04-15-22, 10:29 AM
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Define “good.”
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Old 04-15-22, 10:31 AM
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Originally Posted by Bianchigirll View Post
That looks like something I wrapped
I worked on mine for hours last time and never did get it right, gave up and took it to the shop. If I had any friends they would not let me work on my bicycle.
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My last attempt at wrapping bars with faux leather tape like that didn't turn out much better.

To use such an example in product photos is beyond me.
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Old 04-15-22, 10:46 AM
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That's ...uhm... not so good!
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Originally Posted by nlerner View Post
Define “good.”
The opposite of post #1

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Don't those English people have different standards as to what looks acceptable and "you should probably see a dentist about that"?
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That looks like something I wrapped
I don't think so. Ugly Betty puts this to shame.
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On a scale from 1 to 10, I'd give it a 1 or 2. I sure would not use it in an advertisement.
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I think the sales pitch should include "use only on no brake fixies."
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Does not need any extra tool
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It might be considered a good tape job ... for a one-handed man.

For a no-handed man, it's excellent.
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Pretty good for a blind-folded man.
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I thought I sucked at wrapping bars........... but I can do better than THAT!
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Pooey-stinko!!!
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Yup!, No need for an extra tool as the one who wrapped that bar was definitely a tool......
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I don’t get it. What’s wrong with it?
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Blame the Marketing intern
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Blame the Marketing intern
I am sure he was fired in-tern...
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Was going to crack a snide remark, but just thought about the fact that whoever in China set up that bar tape for the pictures is probably underpaid and trying to eke out a living without anyone giving them the slightest assistance to prep any specialty item...

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Imagine what it would look like with brake levers.
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