[CR]on-topic bar tape?

Example: Framebuilding:Restoration

Date: Sat, 05 Nov 2005 14:24:46 -0700
From: Christine and Derek Vandeberg <frameref@digisys.net>
Organization: Frame of Reference
To: "classicrendezvous@bikelist.org" <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Subject: [CR]on-topic bar tape?

Okay, quick, somebody please post a list of on-topic handlebar tapes. Obviously cotton like Tressoplast, and Benotto plastic, but how about Cinelli Cork Ribbon -- when did that first appear? How about the padded plastic from Ambrosio (Bike Ribbon) and Pelten/Cycolinea? Cinelli made a padded plastic tape, too, but I think that one was much later... Are the somewhat padded tapes on-topic, or did they appear later in the 80s?

Thanks --
Derek Vandeberg
Bigfork, Montana