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Old 09-25-10, 02:28 PM
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Handlebar TapPeugeot U-08

Hi,

If any of you remember my last couple threads, I actually discovered that I have a 1974 (most likely based on the serial #) U 08 not a PX-10.

Anyway, I need new handlebar tape and I would like to keep it original as possible, both for the sake of keeping things consistent and because of the fact that it works well and has a good feel to it.

I will try to upload some pictures of the tape to see if anyone can identify a similar kind. For those already familiar with it, where can you direct me to look for this?

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Don't know if '74 was the same but my UO-8, which I think is '72, had black plastic tape.


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If that's the grained black plastic tape (as found on my UE8 -see below), I believe it was intended to simulate the look of cloth tape.

So why not use cloth tape?
It's very authentic and it FEELS better - but if you prefer the water-repellent feel instead, you can easily add a couple of coats of clear shellac after you wrap it.

French Tressostar cloth tape is available in black is widely available.

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Auchencrow, were those Weinmann brakes original?
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Originally Posted by jimmuller
Auchencrow, were those Weinmann brakes original?
The fellow who sold it to me bought it while he was in the service and brought it back from W Germany. I am pretty confident he never changed a thing.

PS - Bikemanbob has the identical bike in blue, purchased from another former serviceman.
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