Re: [CR]top tube bar tape


Example: Racing:Beryl Burton
Date: Sat, 31 May 2003 20:56:09 -0400
From: "Mara & Steven Maasland" <TheMaaslands@comcast.net>
Subject: Re: [CR]top tube bar tape
cc: Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org

Greg asked:
> I hate to show my ignorance, but.. At the Cirque this year &
> periodically 0n ebay I have seen bikes with a single band of what
> appears to be cloth bar tape wrapped around the top tube 6 or so
> inches from the headtube. What function does this serve? The only
> thing I could think of was some type of sweat catcher. If that is
> the purpose I would have to wrap most of my top tube. I seem to
> dribble sweat all over the front half of my bike.

This is more common on Track bikes. It is placed where the handlebars would come into contact with the top tube. It is a good idea on any bike that gets transported frequently.

Steven Maasland
Moorestown, NJ