Thursday 19 June 2014

Rule #8 - matching the bar tape

Whilst building up my new Cento 1SR race bike I decided upon the new Rapha Condor JLT team edition Arione saddle and hoped to find the matching Cinelli black perforated pink bar tape that was available at some Rapha cafes. Sadly it is like hen's teeth, but I found a close match made by Merida.

The pink was the wrong shade but I went with it to celebrate the Giro d'Italia.

The bar tape was a bit sticky and slightly grubby after riding the Time Megeve Mont Blanc the previous weekend so I decided on a change. I still can't find any of the Cinelli tape so went with the dual colour Lizard Skin in black and white to match the frame.

The new tape is okay but I prefer the (1.8mm) Lizard Skin DSP Race tape and I didn't do a perfect job in lining up the colour transition behind the hoods so we shall see how long it stays on for.

If I can't find the Cinelli tape then I may get some leather tape made up...Busyman

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