|fellow white Flite lovers. + great bar tape recommendation||Qubeley|
Nov 4, 2003 3:03 PM
|Rejoice! I ordered a white Flite Ti from Performance last week, delivered today. it IS the plain and smooth. Better get yourself one before it's gone.
FYI: for anyone looking for white bar-tape to match, I highly recommend the Stella Azzurra Eleganza. Vinyl surface with padding underneath, half perforated, other half regular, then stitched together. Very slick looking, supple, excellent grip, should be easier to clean than cork. On top of that, you get a pair of carbon plugs, sweet!! Got mine from colorado cyclist for $18.
|close shot of bar tape||Qubeley|
Nov 4, 2003 3:06 PM
|please don't laugh at the tape job, I did it myself.|
|Nice! That tape looks very similar to a Winn Grip||innergel|
Nov 5, 2003 8:50 AM
|Winn are the hot golf club grips the last few years. Very tactile and soft, and supposedly replaceable, but it's almost impossible to find replacement wrap. Curious :-)|
|You need more electrical tape up near the stem||pmf1|
Nov 5, 2003 9:45 AM
|Otherwise it'll come unraveled. The little strips they give you is never enough.
Here's an idea ... go to Home Depot and buy some white electrical tape (I've got some in yellow). That's pimpin.
|Cut it at an angle...||Fez|
Nov 6, 2003 10:05 AM
|When you finish it, cut the last inch or so of bar wrap at an angle so the lines are retained but you can tape it cleanly. I use 3M electrical and like to keep the tape line as thin as possible. I don't like it if the tape line is wide.|
|can get white cable housing at Harris nm||DougSloan|
Nov 4, 2003 4:09 PM
|beautiful Pinarello - well done! (nm)||stratoshark|
Nov 5, 2003 5:53 AM
Nov 5, 2003 8:25 AM
|But you will regret that white saddle and white bartape after a few rides. Having had white bartape ONCE - I know how filthy it will get. Don't get caught in a rainstorm!
Enjoy the ride, she is gorgeous!