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Old 06-24-14, 06:33 PM
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Greetings from Ft Worth, TX

My wife and I had our bikes in the shed for at least 20 years. We got them out and are having them tuned. Mine is a '79 Schwinn World Sport, and hers a early 80's Raleigh Rapide. Mine has handlebar foam that's old and messed up, so I need either tape or foam. Her's his tape but very thin and uncomfortable to me.

I can't decide on foam or tape, because I can find foam, but no very little about tape. Wife is cheap and pretty much doesn't care about upgrading. Amazon has a SRAM Supercork for $14 that has good reviews. Can we get a discussion going about tape/foam so I can learn? All input is welcomed.

Amazon.com : SRAM Supercork Bicycle Bar Tape (Yellow) : Bike Handlebar Tape : Sports & Outdoors

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Old 06-24-14, 08:45 PM
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Welcome to BF. Glad to hear about you dusting off the bikes. I use gel tape which provides cushioning. It is not the cheapest though.
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Old 06-24-14, 08:52 PM
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Welcome to Bike Forums.

72 y/o here.

I have found that old tubes wrapped on the bars, then wrap with new bar tape works fine for old hands.
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Welcome to Bike Forums. The bike shop thats doing the tuneup can put the tape on for you. They should have several types to select from.
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Old 07-13-14, 11:02 AM
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Thanks for the welcome party...And I ended up getting light blue foam which is what originally came on it new. The bike is Pearl blue so it looks pretty cool..
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