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Old 01-06-06, 03:20 PM
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Three questions;

1. Any recomendations on online store selling Velox tape (for bars not rims) in colors other than black?
2. Will this type of bar plug work on drop bars?
http://www.danscomp.com/products/BARENDS/365008.jpg
3. Any recomendations on where to get a more classic bar plug?
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I got this off a google search:

http://www.bicycleclassics.com/bartape.html
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re #3... Velox makes some nice bar plugs actually.
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Originally Posted by delay
I got this off a google search:

http://www.bicycleclassics.com/bartape.html
Perfect, my searches turned up rim tape-galore for some reason.
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Old 01-06-06, 03:38 PM
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Originally Posted by onetwentyeight
re #3... Velox makes some nice bar plugs actually.
I've seen pictures and they looked like the cracked rubber do-dads protruding from an old Peugeot I used to have. Those sucked. However, I have read that the Velox plugs go directly into the bar, and don't show. Is that true?
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Old 01-06-06, 03:43 PM
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Nice selection here:

http://www.barplugs4u.com/page/page/1027689.htm
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I think they do stick out, they are rubber...they have a screw in the middle, I think.

I love Velox cloth tape. I have black on the bullhorns on my conversion (with black plastic Cinelli plugs left over from when I used cork tape), and white on my Nitto B123s. Those have chrome (metal) plugs that I got at Yojimbo's. No idea if they're available online, but I'm sure Marcus would send you some.
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How do you keep the white clean?
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is your handle inspired by "popol vuh"? that's how i read it..
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Originally Posted by turd
is your handle inspired by "popol vuh"? that's how i read it..
Yup.
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Originally Posted by onetwentyeight
How do you keep the white clean?
I wouldn't get white myself, but whatever color I choose, I'm gonna shellac. I'm aslo going to use the diamond wrap technique, but use two rolls of the same color, and finish with twine.
http://www.mindspring.com/~d.g1/shellac.html
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Another plug for Velox plugs.
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Originally Posted by spider-man
Another plug for Velox plugs.
I'm convinced.
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These are the haunt.
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Originally Posted by summerinside


These are the haunt.
I have the MTB bar version of those plugs. they are cheap chromed plastic with paper skulls apparently printed on an inkjet printer and then glued on. One of the paper skulls fell off in the first week. I popped it in my bag, and never got around to gluing it back on.

In other words I wouldn't recommend them.
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Originally Posted by mattface
I have the MTB bar version of those plugs. they are cheap chromed plastic with paper skulls apparently printed on an inkjet printer and then glued on. One of the paper skulls fell off in the first week. I popped it in my bag, and never got around to gluing it back on.

In other words I wouldn't recommend them.
I guessed as much, considering the website offers custom designs. I'm looking for something I can tighten down anyway.
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I rummaged through a bin of plugs at my LBS, and picked out a pair of chrome plated steel plugs.

They don't tighten like the Velox plugs, but they look way nicer than rubber IMO
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You got instructions for the diamond wrap?
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Post some pics after you shellac.
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+1 shellac

it's either this or Brooks tape imho
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Originally Posted by popluhv
1. Any recomendations on online store selling Velox tape (for bars not rims) in colors other than black?
2. Will this type of bar plug work on drop bars?
http://www.danscomp.com/products/BARENDS/365008.jpg
3. Any recomendations on where to get a more classic bar plug?
here's some nice cotton tape, different colors

http://jitensha.com/eng/tape_e.html
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with out looking at the questions:
1.) Shiiiiiiiiiiiiit I'd say you'd be stupid not to.
2.) I ain't never seen no fool speakin that kind of nonsense withough having a shank shoved in his neck.
3.) Only in the butt, never in the elbow.
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I ONLY use Velox bar plugs, there's nothing like them. If you've ever spent a few minutes searching for a black plastic bar plug that fell out somewhere along a trail, you'll know why. Tres secure.
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barplugs4u.com ?!?

who would have thought "when i grow up, i'm going to create a website that sells a wide variety of BAR PLUGS!!"

how about crankboltcovers4u.com ??
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I'm pretty sure sheldon brown has some plugs and tape
 

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