Sarah guessed in a comment to my previous post that the handlebar tape was pink. Give her a cookie!
Pink is like red, so that’s what I chose. It’s a cork-gel tape, not cloth, so no shellac. It’ll be just pink. I’m man enough to ride with pink tape, at least until it becomes grungy-pink, then I’ll replace it with something different.
Before putting the new bar tape on, I re-positioned the brake levers and replaced the cables and cable housing.
It’s a far better job than I did last time, but it’s not perfect. I also like this bar-tape better than what I used before… I don’t actually remember the brand of the last stuff, but this is Planet Bike bar tape. Not only was it easier to wrap, but it was several dollars cheaper.