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Old 03-19-19, 08:39 AM
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Need help choosing the right color tape

Can anyone look at the striping on the bike and determine what color it is exactly? I need advice lol
(The red was from my older bikes color scheme and the dropbars were transferred over).
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Old 03-19-19, 08:57 AM
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Won't Ribble tell you?
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Old 03-19-19, 09:16 AM
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Orange.
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PMS 427. It's a gray that's on the cool side. The cool side being blue. According to my screen settings. YMMV
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Old 03-19-19, 09:21 AM
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Originally Posted by Iride01 View Post
Won't Ribble tell you?
They said Sky Blue but teal looks closer on my screen. I looked at Sky Blue tape and it varies from manufacturer to manufacturer
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Since that is clearly some shade of blue you wouldn't want if you were trying to get actual blue bar tape I bet if you order "blue" bar tape from 5 different sellers from China on eBay one of them will be that color...lol.

In all seriousness, I've had trouble with getting the right color match when buying accent items online so I know how difficult it would be to identify that color. I think the only way you are going to get a good answer is if someone is already familiar with a particular line of tape that comes in that color. You might try going on amazon and just scouring through the bar tape options to see if any appear to be the same color. If you buy ones with free returns you can at least have the option to send them back if they don't match. If you filter by "prime" or "bought and sold by amazon" option then most of those should have free returns and if you have Amazon Prime you don't even have to worry about minimum order amounts.
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You could go all-out-crazy & do carnation pink or lime green. Then get yellow tires to match.

It would look like the 1980's all over again!




So about thst seat post...Are you 8 feet tall?
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Originally Posted by Mitkraft View Post
Since that is clearly some shade of blue you wouldn't want if you were trying to get actual blue bar tape I bet if you order "blue" bar tape from 5 different sellers from China on eBay one of them will be that color...lol.

In all seriousness, I've had trouble with getting the right color match when buying accent items online so I know how difficult it would be to identify that color. I think the only way you are going to get a good answer is if someone is already familiar with a particular line of tape that comes in that color. You might try going on amazon and just scouring through the bar tape options to see if any appear to be the same color. If you buy ones with free returns you can at least have the option to send them back if they don't match. If you filter by "prime" or "bought and sold by amazon" option then most of those should have free returns and if you have Amazon Prime you don't even have to worry about minimum order amounts.
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Old 03-19-19, 09:27 AM
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Originally Posted by base2 View Post
You could go all-out-crazy & do carnation pink or lime green. Then get yellow tires to match.

It would look like the 1980's all over again!




So about thst seat post...Are you 8 feet tall?
This was shot in landscape on my phone so it appears taller than actually is
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Originally Posted by DynoD500_SR20-d View Post
They said Sky Blue but teal looks closer on my screen. I looked at Sky Blue tape and it varies from manufacturer to manufacturer
That would by 'Sky' as in 'Team Sky' blue. It would appear, though that Froomey, GT and the boys run black tape on their bikes. Except when it's yellow.

Seriously, though, Deda and LizardSkinz both have a 'sky blue' that would probably be close enough.
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Old 03-19-19, 02:34 PM
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Originally Posted by Ironfish653 View Post
That would by 'Sky' as in 'Team Sky' blue. It would appear, though that Froomey, GT and the boys run black tape on their bikes. Except when it's yellow.

Seriously, though, Deda and LizardSkinz both have a 'sky blue' that would probably be close enough.
I just googled that. You hit the nail on the head
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Teal?

Given: Your hands will transfer black from chain to your bar tape after your first puncture repair ,
so the pragmatic choice is black tape .
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Originally Posted by fietsbob View Post
Given: Your hands will transfer black from chain to your bar tape after your first puncture repair ,
so the pragmatic choice is black tape .
Its certainly a risk but I'd prefer it over everybody just having boring black bar tape. I personally like to use an accent color on mine so I have red on one and blue on the other. I also carry a pair of rubber gloves in my saddle bag for the occasion of a messy repair. Plus you can clean/wipe down your bar tape when needed.

Btw, way cool that someone was able to identify the color for the OP!
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Or keep disposable gloves in your patch kit...

I got under bar tape Gel pads from Fizik b you buy the package deal the tape is black ... red paint it looks fine..

, want another color? buy the pads separately And the tape in another color
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Originally Posted by fietsbob View Post
Given: Your hands will transfer black from chain to your bar tape after your first puncture repair ,
so the pragmatic choice is black tape .
I have that in the back of my mind. I am trying to get a color scheme here in case my bike gets lost in a crowd I can spot it. But yeah black is in the thought
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I wouldn't worry too much about dirt from tire changes and maintenance getting on the bar tape. The newer tapes of the last ten or so years are much better at not holding on to filth. At least that's IMHO. I put some white tape on my bars several years ago expecting they'd be filthy nasty looking before half the year was out, however two years later it's surprisingly clean. I used Fizik's performance 3mm tape.

But you'll just have to look around. I'd try looking online at all the bar tape manufacturers and seeing what looks the best match on their website. As well look at local bike shops when ever you are near one.
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I'd worry about that saddlepost first.


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Originally Posted by fietsbob View Post
Or keep disposable gloves in your patch kit...

I got under bar tape Gel pads from Fizik b you buy the package deal the tape is black ... red paint it looks fine..

, want another color? buy the pads separately And the tape in another color
Yep, mentioned in my reply that I do that. Coincidentally I also do the second thing you said and buy under tape gel pads separately. They are awesome btw and Iíll never go back to just a single layer of bar tape. I actually wrap my bars with my old tape first then wrap with the new tape and the gel pads underneath. I use the Planet Bike gel pads from Amazon.
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Black tape to match the saddle. Accentuate the blue stripe with wardrobe/helmet.
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First instinct is to pick orange. But on second thought, the blue that's already on the bike is "more or less" the accent. So two accents don't make a right.

If the frameset were already mostly blue, then the orange would work well. The white appears at the bottom of the forks, hardly significant.

I would continue with the blue accent as an extension and restatement of the frameset. However, the blue bar tape needs to be a very close match to the blue on the frameset.
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White, so you earn cred when your mates see the grime that indicates how much you ride. OTOH, if too clean it works the opposite way.
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Bright Aqua

is generally the trim color, so you have options.

From the color wheel, warmer gold and lighter browns would look nice.

A bright yellow complements an aqua trim.

Also, a light grey would be good.

Finally, if you're in Miami, then...
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aqua marine
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I'm in the aqua marine/teal camp.
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