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Unmatched bar tape?

AndymaxyAndymaxy Posts: 197
edited March 2018 in Road buying advice
Hey y'all, thinking about adding a bit of style to my race bike, I had this idea to use bar tapes of different color on the left/right side of the bar(same tape just different color). I've never seen anyone do this, what do u guys think about it. Crazy, genius, stupid, or whatever?

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  • lincolndavelincolndave Posts: 9,260
    It’s your bike do what ever you want, there’s a couple of cyclists around Lincoln who have different coloured tape on their bars, personally I prefer one colour
  • mrb123mrb123 Posts: 3,109
    Do you also wear odd socks?
  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,380
    Sounds cool - do it. Slightly different, but quirky, stands you out from the rest.

    Go for it.
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  • pblakeneypblakeney Posts: 15,269
    You won't be the first, but it is fairly rare. Do as you please.
    If someone says you shouldn't, they are a knob. If someone mentions rules, they are a knob of greater magnitude.
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  • drlodgedrlodge Posts: 4,824
    PBlakeney wrote:
    You won't be the first, but it is fairly rare. Do as you please.
    If someone says you shouldn't, they are a knob. If someone mentions rules, they are a knob of greater magnitude.

    Reminds me of rule #19 and shutting their cake hole.


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  • fenixfenix Posts: 5,437
    Its not for me but it'll help you find your bike at the cafe easier. Lighter colour tape will look older than darker.
  • joey54321joey54321 Posts: 1,297
    Its really not that revolutionary, I did it when I had to tape two bikes at once. Otherwise, it just means buying two packs in different colours.

    I think it's quite common in the pro peleton where they don't care about costs and have an endless supply of tape, more used for national champs or, for example, when riders have two jerseys (I can't remember who it was but someone was in yellow and green and the tour a few years ago, i believe they had one yellow and one green).
  • svettysvetty Posts: 1,904
    If you're using decent tape it does double the cost.....
    FFS! Harden up and grow a pair :D
  • pblakeneypblakeney Posts: 15,269
    Svetty wrote:
    If you're using decent tape it does double the cost.....
    But you get two wraps.
    The above may be fact, or fiction, I may be serious, I may be jesting.
    I am not sure. You have no chance.
    Veronese68 wrote:
    PB is the most sensible person on here.
  • rolf_frolf_f Posts: 16,015
    PBlakeney wrote:
    Svetty wrote:
    If you're using decent tape it does double the cost.....
    But you get two wraps.

    And it would also double the cost if you used indecent tape! Though you'd still get two wraps. Otherwise, it's not a bad comment! :D
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  • pblakeneypblakeney Posts: 15,269
    Rolf F wrote:
    PBlakeney wrote:
    Svetty wrote:
    If you're using decent tape it does double the cost.....
    But you get two wraps.

    And it would also double the cost if you used indecent tape! Though you'd still get two wraps. Otherwise, it's not a bad comment! :D
    The concept of indecent tape amuses me. :lol:
    The above may be fact, or fiction, I may be serious, I may be jesting.
    I am not sure. You have no chance.
    Veronese68 wrote:
    PB is the most sensible person on here.
  • svettysvetty Posts: 1,904
    Rolf F wrote:
    PBlakeney wrote:
    Svetty wrote:
    If you're using decent tape it does double the cost.....
    But you get two wraps.

    And it would also double the cost if you used indecent tape! Though you'd still get two wraps. Otherwise, it's not a bad comment! :D

    Mea Culpa :D:D

    I was trying to convey that two tapes were - obviously - twice the cost and that if relatively high quality - aka 'decent' - tape was used this was likely to be expensive.
    FFS! Harden up and grow a pair :D
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