Re: [CR] Fizik Bartape..NEW BROWNS... . OH MY .....


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From: James Valiensi <valiensi@mac.com>
In-reply-to: <4C2F7860.1090303@usc.edu>
Date: Sat, 03 Jul 2010 11:00:16 -0700
References: <4C2F7860.1090303@usc.edu>
To: Rich Pinder <rpinder@usc.edu>
Cc: classic <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Subject: Re: [CR] Fizik Bartape..NEW BROWNS... . OH MY .....


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:
> http://www-hsc.usc.edu/~rpinder/HoneyBrown.jpg
> http://www-hsc.usc.edu/~rpinder/AntiqueBrown.jpg
>
> Happy 4th to you all.
> Rich Pinder
> Sherman Oaks, CA