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Old 27th February 2012   #101
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Anyone know where I can get some black silva cork tape readily?
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Old 27th February 2012   #103
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I'm sure Fizik used to do a White Soft Touch version of the MicroTex tape. Can't find it any record of it anywhere. Am I simply mistaken?
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Old 28th February 2012   #105
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I'm sure Fizik used to do a White Soft Touch version of the MicroTex tape. Can't find it any record of it anywhere. Am I simply mistaken?
Sounds right to me. I've been commuting/off roading with fizik microtex + gel for years. Currenty have grey soft touch. Feels like suede, but lasts as well as the glossy stuff weirdly.
White isnt on the Fizik site anymore.
This site doesnt list it, but has a pic. So you arent mad.

http://www.biketiresdirect.com/produ...rotex-bar-tape
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Thanks
I've used all of those sites, without issue.Fawkes is a good place for Saddles. Velosolo great for small fixie parts, and Starbike for German weightweenie parts.

Last edited by Smallfurry; 28th February 2012 at 08:46.
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Old 5th March 2012   #106
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Anyone used these? From lmnh

Any good?

PITA to fit?

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Old 15th March 2012   #107
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I got a great NOS bar tape on my beater, it fades from all white to all blue, but I can't find it again anywheres, and I want to fit bullhorns rather than risers. The closest I have found is either:

http://www.jejamescycles.co.uk/fizik...tem133440.html

or

http://www.justforbikes.co.uk/Lizard...uewhite_i19709

I know there are lot of Fizik fans,anyone with experience of that particular tape? And the Lizardskins are almost expensive as leather bar tape, worth it?

Last edited by Jimmy_Fingers; 15th March 2012 at 21:08. Reason: positive when I meant a negative, and my knuckle hurts
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Old 15th March 2012   #108
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I have microtex and lizard skins stuff on bikes now. I've used fizik on commuters for years. Very tough.

The lizard skins stuff is the nicest tape I've ever used.
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Old 15th March 2012   #109
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Good enough for me, Lizardskins it is
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Old 16th March 2012   #110
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I usually swear by Fizik for longevity. But so far this stuff has lasted well (not many Km's TBH). I stained it black, riding in light rain wearing new black leather gloves. Then stopping and tinkering with oity parts all the time when it was new. A little washing up liquid, and it comes up like new. Its really sticky to the touch. Nothing grips like it.

This has been re.wrapped with the same tape twice (cuz I'm an idiot).

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Old 16th March 2012   #111
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stella azzurra eleganza.

the coup de grace of (non leather) bar tape.


Ohhh! Just bought this stuff from bikelab. can't see the picture but I've gone for the black and white eleganza. feels lovely
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Old 16th March 2012   #112
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The Stella Eleganza comes in blue and white as well.....
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Old 21st March 2013   #113
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Can anyone recommend cheap black bar tape. Annoyingly Mavic guidoline no longer seems to be in existence.

Ideally I don't want anything too thick and clunky, but still with some padding.

(no fizik)

Something I can buy from Evans would be good as there's one next to me. Charge U-Bend Bar Tape is cheap, so if anyone has experiences of that I'd be interested.
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Old 21st March 2013   #114
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Cloth can be had for only a couple of quid.

I have more than I need coming soon if you're interested.
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Old 21st March 2013   #115
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Can anyone recommend cheap black bar tape. Annoyingly Mavic guidoline no longer seems to be in existence.

Ideally I don't want anything too thick and clunky, but still with some padding.

(no fizik)
Bike Ribbon? http://www.wiggle.co.uk/bike-ribbon-pro-bar-tape/
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Old 21st March 2013   #116
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^^ Cheers, which cloth tape? I found the cheap Velotex stuff too hard but like the Newbaum on my other bike. The only thing is I maybe switching bars at some point down the line, so I'd rather have re-wrappable tape. Still if it's Newbaum then I'd be interested.

^ sounds good, cheap but not very grippy.... hmmm just wondering whether cloth would be better for the price if it's got limited padding....
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Old 21st March 2013   #117
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Condor black tape 3.99
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Old 21st March 2013   #118
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Double-wrapped cloth might be softer? I really like cloth tape but only when it's dry.
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Old 21st March 2013   #119
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^^ Cheers, which cloth tape? I found the cheap Velotex stuff too hard but like the Newbaum on my other bike. The only thing is I maybe switching bars at some point down the line, so I'd rather have re-wrappable tape. Still if it's Newbaum then I'd be interested.

^ sounds good, cheap but not very grippy.... hmmm just wondering whether cloth would be better for the price if it's got limited padding....
Ah yeah it's velox.
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Old 21st March 2013   #120
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Id avoid that stuff, its not very grippy and feels a bit cheap and nasty. you're better off getting the Deda that is only 1 more.
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Old 17th June 2013   #121
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My last wrap of Fizik Soft Touch Microtex wore fuzzy in a surprisingly short amount of time, so I decided to go for the normal black Mictrotex tape (leather-looking stuff) this time round.
It's fucking horrible.
The back of the old Soft Touch tape was black (or rather, the tape was likely dyed right through). Very stealth, nice thin edges, real 'don't look at me' bar tape.
The new stuff has the whitest, Daz-advert backing known to man, and appears to be twice as thick as ST at the edges, which are also as bright as Dale Winton's teeth. Every perforation glows like dandruff on a black suit jacket. Quite pissed off. Might have to ride the bike with filthy bare hands for a bit.
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Old 17th June 2013   #122
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lizard skins.
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Old 17th June 2013   #123
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Too rubbery for hot weather, and at $40 a wrap they can fuck right off.

One other gripe about Fizik tape; Rolls are a wee bit too short. Could really use another 6" or so. Stingy bastards.
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