ISO: Lime Green drop tape


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Wingslover

Look Ma, No Hands!
Mar 24, 2018
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#1
Just wondered if anyone out there may have some lime green NOS handlebar tape out there. Ive got the campus flavor which doesnt have the same sort of love.

Thanks in advance.
-d
 

GTs58

Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe
Sep 2, 2012
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#2
Looks like eBay is fresh out of that super hard to find rare color. How about some Burgundy, I have a box full in that rare color? :p What year bike are you dealing with, I believe the later 70's Lime was a tad bit darker than the Flambo Lime.

Lets see what @Schwinn499 can do.
 

Wingslover

Look Ma, No Hands!
Mar 24, 2018
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#5
Thanks for the pic. I hope i'm not mis-representing the color...

Looking for the non-opaque color of green that would go on a 70s Varsity. All I can seem to find is the darker green that would be befitting a campus green model.
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GTs58

Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe
Sep 2, 2012
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#6
Years ago (2010-11?) it took me months to find some Lime tape. Then all of a sudden the eBay market was flooded with it and I bought every roll I could find. :eek:
Had this one to do and three others.

1964 Varsity Completed 004 (Large).jpg
 

Wingslover

Look Ma, No Hands!
Mar 24, 2018
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#10
And that has been my problem (and, hence, why i'm here): i've bought the dark green twice, now and while it's lovely, it doesn't have the same magic.
 

GTs58

Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe
Sep 2, 2012
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#11
Love the Lime in all the different shades!


Lime Bar Tape 005.JPG

Lime Bar Tape 001.JPG


Can you guess which one is Campus Green which is the correct color for a 73 Varsity? If your Varsity is Lime then has to be a 74 model regardless of what Pat's serial number look up says. ;)
I was hoping Schwinn499 or someone else could have helped you out because it took me 40 minutes to move some bikes and then dig out my box of tape that was buried in a mountain of boxes. I'll sell one of the Schwinn bagged rolls and I'll price match what Craig is selling his GREEN tape for. The Schwinn tape is on the right in the first and last picture and it has the red print on the bags.
https://www.ebay.ca/itm/SCHWINN-HAN...631336?hash=item1c3378aea8:g:nWoAAOxyjPNRFGtE

Lime Bar Tape 003.JPG
 
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Wingslover

Look Ma, No Hands!
Mar 24, 2018
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Chicago, IL, USA
#12
My guess is the third one in from the right hand side is the lightest of the Schwinns, and will probably do the trick. The odd thing about this tape (both Schwinn and Hunt Wilde) the lime and campus look exactly the same with light behind. Only when it's on the bars do they appear different.

If it's the lightest in the bag then we're off to the races (as fast as you can go on a 42 pound bike).

Thanks and i'll PM
-d
 

GTs58

Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe
Sep 2, 2012
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#13
So you don't want the Campus Green at the far right? :p I'll post a picture(s) of the two rolls of Schwinn bagged Lime.
 
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GTs58

Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe
Sep 2, 2012
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#14
Here's the two Schwinn bagged rolls. One does look a little darker but the way it's rolled up could be cause. There were multiple shades of all Schwinn's Flexon tape that was made to match the translucent colors over the years. I must have had at least 5 different shades of Coppertone at one time. I've been told the later Lime was called Emerald but I've never actually seen an example of this color so this may be why some of the Lime tape is darker than most. Both bags are unopened and 5 yds. The one on the right is the roll you mentioned above.



Schwinn Lime Tape 007.JPG


Schwinn Lime Tape 004.JPG


Schwinn Lime Tape 003.JPG


Schwinn Lime Tape 002.JPG
 

Wingslover

Look Ma, No Hands!
Mar 24, 2018
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Chicago, IL, USA
#15
Excellent: the one on the right is the one! And thanks for all this confirmation: after a couple of different attempts I thought I was losing my mind
 

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