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Old 06-28-21, 12:20 AM
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I would stick with that honey Fizik. It's the best stuff anyway. It looks fine.

Originally Posted by Koyote View Post
Do you really not know how to use Google, or were you just looking for an excuse to post a photo of your bike?
If every single person answered his own question with his own search, why would anyone post anything on bf?

And what's wrong with posting a photo of his bike? Or what's wrong with making up an excuse to post a photo of a bike? They're both decent photos of the drive-side.
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Old 06-28-21, 02:19 AM
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Bar tape should match the saddle. Black bar tape and remove the billboard rim decals and it would be fine. You can get some smaller HED decals.
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Old 06-28-21, 05:16 AM
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Originally Posted by Germany_chris View Post
Match the bar tape to the saddle not the tire sidewalls
this makes the most logical sense.

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Looks like Fizik makes a lighter beige, but I still wouldn't choose it.


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Old 06-28-21, 08:59 AM
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Originally Posted by Rolla View Post
Looks like Fizik makes a lighter beige, but I still wouldn't choose it.


See link in post #10, which link was the first result of my, you know, Google search of something like "light beige bar tape.)
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Old 06-28-21, 09:08 AM
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Looks like Fizik makes a lighter beige, but I still wouldn't choose it.



Blecccch! That really does look like masking tape.
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Originally Posted by SurferRosa View Post

If every single person answered his own question with his own search, why would anyone post anything on bf?
To see if anyone has actually used the product I turned up on my own search?

This one's being a good sport about it, and I actually enjoyed the mountain view more than the pics of the bike, so I appreciate that it was probably an excuse to post some nice pics.

But the ones that get me are the ones where somebody gets all mad and rude because we can't figure out exactly what kind of sunglasses their 3 year old daughter is going to like.
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Old 06-28-21, 09:26 AM
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Originally Posted by Rolla View Post
Looks like Fizik makes a lighter beige, but I still wouldn't choose it.


Yuck!
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Old 06-28-21, 10:07 AM
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Another thought, Wilmingtech , is silver. It’s just a riff on the grey theme, but if you can find the right one, it might give that splash of flair [I think] you want without going too far off theme.

I have a black/red/grey rig, too, and use Supacaz Kush in silver. My grey looks to be a bit more metallic or satin sheen than yours, and I have more bright on the bike (like brake tracks and chain in particular) which may play to the silver tape a bit more, but I wanted to throw an example of the grey possibilities out there.


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Old 06-28-21, 11:08 AM
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Originally Posted by rolla View Post
looks like fizik makes a lighter beige, but i still wouldn't choose it.


blech!
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Old 07-01-21, 11:14 AM
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Serfas woven?
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Originally Posted by Sy Reene View Post
Serfas woven?
That almost looks like the Rhubarb striped upsidedown cake I baked last year. The rhubarb strips are a combination of red and green. Gently cook rhubard that has been sliced length wise in a sugar syrup. Lay the strips diagonally in cake pan, pour battery over and bake, Invert and serve. Hmmm. I may have wandered off topic!
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Originally Posted by kahn View Post
That almost looks like the Rhubarb striped upsidedown cake I baked last year. The rhubarb strips are a combination of red and green. Gently cook rhubard that has been sliced length wise in a sugar syrup. Lay the strips diagonally in cake pan, pour battery over and bake, Invert and serve. Hmmm. I may have wandered off topic!
Sweet!!
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Old 07-01-21, 12:57 PM
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Forget the bike...more importantly is where did this photo shoot take place? Looks like a Washington State kind of place?
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Old 07-01-21, 01:01 PM
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I just bought some new bar tape for my dark grey bike. I considered quite a few colour options and then went with black again. I would only consider beige tape on a vintage rig. Lighter colours also end up looking dirty after a few rides too. Black just hides all the nasties.
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Old 07-01-21, 02:06 PM
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Originally Posted by ChamoisDavisJr View Post
Forget the bike...more importantly is where did this photo shoot take place? Looks like a Washington State kind of place?
I was thinking Mt St Helens with the second volcano peeping out, possibly Adams? Or around Bend, Or.
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Old 07-01-21, 02:42 PM
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Originally Posted by Wilmingtech View Post
Nothing really wrong with leather bar tape I just know there is a huge following of "lovers of leather" here on BF and getting them all riled up makes for an entertaining BF thread.
Not as entertaining as laughing at peeps trying to poke fun at their own accessory sickness though
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Old 07-01-21, 06:29 PM
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Apologies for momentarily derailing this thread: For the OP, what were the issues with the Pirelli P Zeros? I am also considering those for my new build so curious to hear what your experience was.
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Old 07-01-21, 06:47 PM
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Sweet bike, beautiful frame! Wheels are a bit over the top, but it's a really cool looking ride. But the tan/beige tires and tape kind of ruins it for me. I noticed you have some silver/gray accents on the paint. I'd go with that on the tape. The feng shui will be much better. Heck, you can even get tires with gray sidewalls.
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Old 07-01-21, 08:36 PM
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Get different tires with black sidewalls and life will be so easy.
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Old 07-01-21, 08:44 PM
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Originally Posted by Wilmingtech View Post
Started with some Pirelli P-Zeros -

But had some issues and had to switch to GP5000's -

But now the bar tape doesn't match the tires!

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Hello Sean,

Forget about matching the tires, they're invisible. The dominant visual cues on the bike in your photo are the red Ridley logo and the white HED logo on your rims. You could try this:

Get red bar tape, red cable housing (if there is housing), and red water bottles to match the Ridley logo. Red would look good. Make an effort to get tape and housing in the same red as the Ridley logo. If you like the way that looks, buy a red jersey and helmet!

The HED logos are a distraction, if you can remove them, it would help focus on your red theme.

The secondary possibility is white tape (or Cinelli Zebra tape), housing and bottles to match the HED logo, but... not as cool.

Good luck!
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Originally Posted by Wilmingtech View Post
...But now the bar tape doesn't match the tires!
Isn't it nuts how a little colour mismatch can just drive ya crazy?

I fully understand, but really, Its close...

You will probably find the right colour when you quit looking for it.

Ya might try a triple basket weave of Red, Honey and Black.


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Old 07-03-21, 04:01 PM
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Originally Posted by ChamoisDavisJr View Post
Forget the bike...more importantly is where did this photo shoot take place? Looks like a Washington State kind of place?
The pic with the Pirellis was taken @riffe Lake. It's one of my regular routes going up Hwy 12 in Lewis County.

The other Pic with the GP5000s was on the road up to Mt.Saint Helens during the "Tour De Blast" ride 2 weekends ago.

It is pretty out here in WA State. The climbs never get old.
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Originally Posted by PeteHski View Post
I just bought some new bar tape for my dark grey bike. I considered quite a few colour options and then went with black again. I would only consider beige tape on a vintage rig. Lighter colours also end up looking dirty after a few rides too. Black just hides all the nasties.
Bike is from 2017. That is vintage isn't it? 5 years?

I'm with you on the dark colors and I know I'm getting roasted here for having the Beige tape but I've never gotten so many compliments on a bike before.

Still looking for a lighter beige. No one can seem to find it.
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Originally Posted by downhillmaster View Post
Not as entertaining as laughing at peeps trying to poke fun at their own accessory sickness though
It's a freaking disease. I'm thinking of reading through some 10 step books to see if I can walk away from it.
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