Handle Bar Tape - and saddles...

Discussion in 'Cycling Equipment' started by James Godley, Apr 28, 2003.

  1. James Godley

    James Godley New Member

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    Right, I've just dusted of my old road machine and its got no tape on the bars...........

    So, do you start from the ends and wind up and round to the middle, or from the middle and down round to the ends - if you see what I mean.

    Oh and another question - if I'm to ride 300km in twleve hours, what sort of saddle do I need. A massive great big wide thing sounds nice, but I've feeling it'll become counter productive within a few hours.

    So, razor blade or armchair, groove down the middle to prevent that hideous and alarming numbing maybe, soft, hard.......... waddya reckon???:confused:
     
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  2. Roche

    Roche New Member

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    Putting on handlebar tape: Start at the bottom and work up to the middle. It wears better and is more comfortable because of the way the overlap goes.
    As for a saddle: I reckon you're gonna have a sore arse!! :eek:

    youre better off riding a skinny one but they take a bit of gettin used to. I'm on a selle-italia that cost 80 euro and that still gave me trouble for the first few hundred miles. Its need to be worn in a bit and youre arse also has to toughen up!
     
  3. Duckwah

    Duckwah New Member

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    i just retaped my bars with some serfas tape, nice and thick and comfy

    start from the ends and work up to the middle, overlap by a third to keep the thickness consistent and be careful round the brake levers/STIs

    as for seats, a thick seat may look enticing but a good road race seat will be better in the long term, you may have to try a couple before you find one that you like but its worth the effort
     
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