My friend bAD dOG gave me a new set of handlebars to try on my Giant (new to me, handed down spare part, barely used). So I had them installed today by my peeps at Century Cycles. Because changing the handlebars out required re-wrapping them, I decided to go all out and try some red handlebar tape to liven to appearance of Black Beauty–bring out the red stripes of her frame. What do you think? A little different, eh? A little wild? The guys at the shop seemed stricken. It’s definitely added some life to my nearly four-year old bike… I guess you gotta keep it interesting. It’s like my bike is rolling around with a new hat or something.