Rich, The new colors were not brought into the USA because they contained lead. I think it was California standards that stopped it. Maybe you can get it from totalcycling.com? (Since I grew up in the 60's and smoked cigarettes and chewed paint chips as a kid, I not too worried about lead-based bar tape!)
James Valiensi, PE Northridge, CA H818.775.1847 M.818.585.1796
On Jul 3, 2010, at 10:50 AM, Rich Pinder wrote:
> Morning all,
> As a diversion from the work I'm supposed to be doing here today, I checked an email, and to my very pleasant surprise, the folks at Fizik JUST told me that my comments/requests have been answered ! (ok.. maybe they were YOUR requests too !)
> They now offer two new colours of the bartape, _Antique Brown_, and _Honey Brown_ ! All for the $15-$20 price that all their fabulous 'microtek' tapes are easily found for. I've used and loved this tape for years (the red on my old Motobecane has actually gotten a BIT darker..and looks ok'ish).... but now having these new color choices is great. Fizik had in a catalog (or interbike?) a special 'package' a couple years ago, with one of their oober light saddles plus a roll of microtek tape... IN a very nice brown (think it was the Antique brown). But I found the cost of the package was pretty steep. I've emailed them at least 3 times since, hopin they'd offer just the tape.
> So - I've called around LA here - nope, nobodys got it yet. I clicked a few online source - nope, not yet. ANY IDEAS ?? Has anybody seen this new stuff ??? I want IT!
> Here's shots I grabbed from the fizik's site:
> Happy 4th to you all.
> Rich Pinder
> Sherman Oaks, CA