Cloth Tape for Handlebars

Discussion in 'Cycling Equipment' started by Guest, Nov 9, 2001.

  1. Guest

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    Hi All. Anyone know where I can purchase some good, old-fashioned cloth tape? Preferably in Melbourne, or mail order
    interstate..I'm desperate - the local bike shops don't stock it
    because the importers don't bother. Thanks.
     
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  2. Guest

    Guest Guest

    I'm sure I can get cloth, cork, or normal shiny tape from my contacts here in South Africa. But that doesn't help you over there...
     
  3. Vo2

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    Gee, I don't think I've seen cloth tape in any of our bike shops around here (SA). Maybe admin or Nicholas can help you out in the Aus area.
     
  4. Guest

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    Cecil walker cycles is based in melbourne :) and has a online store at:

    http://www.cecilwalker.com.au/CinelliHandleBarTape.html

    free delivery in aus
     
  5. Guest

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    Wow! That was quick! Thanks, fellas.
    I'll check out Cecil Walker's site.
    I think the Cinelli tape is the soft, plastic stuff - very
    comfortable. I have similar, black tape on one of my bikes,
    but I do want the cloth stuff. Or Cork. The cloth tape comes,
    or used to come, in a longer length, enough to start at the
    bottom of your drop bars, go 'round the hoods, and finish an
    inch or two from the stem.
    I do know that it is easily obtainable in the U.S., but I don't
    have a credit card :-(
    Cheers.
     
  6. BikeyGuy

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    Hey there Mate,
    I believe I can help you out with the cloth tape issue.
    The one that is most commonly found is...Tressostar cloth handlebar tape. This can be found by doing a seach on the web. Lots of on line cycle web sites carry it. Mostly found in black.
    Web site for this....
    http://fixedgear.americancyclery.com/Store/Handlebar_Tape

    The other one that you might be interested in is....Viva.
    This tape is made in Japan and is suppose to be the best cloth tape available.
    There is only one site that I found that carries it.
    Web site....http://www.jitensha.com Look at parts and accessories. Lots of colors too.
    Best to you "Down Under"..............Bill
     
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