This bike has been a commuter for the last couple of years, and is a parts bin mongrel: '70s Gitane frame, 2-speed red band Bendix rear hub and front generator hub on my home-built wheels, old Shimano 600 brakes, home-made LED headlight (not yet remounted) and home-made saddle bag. It's not fast because of the gearing, but it's light and rides really nicely.
I decided to fancy it up a bit this winter with a new Nitto RM017 moustache bar, used $8 Nitto Dynamic II stem, and Newbaum's dark blue and khaki bar tape in a harlequin weave.
That's just 2 rolls of tape, i don't think i had enough of either color to fill in the middle with the same on both sides, and i like the asymmetry.
The stem was a better fit for the bars than anything in my old stem stash, plus it's a 90° stem so gives me a little extra height. The result is a setup that puts my hands at almost exactly the same height as the ramps of the drop bar on my other main commuter bike, and very comfortable.
It's usually not a great idea to do a final wrap on new bars until you've fine-tuned the brakes and position, but since i've had moustache bars on 4 other bikes over the years i'm about 96% sure this will work fine.
Not my fastest bike, but a simple, reliable ride.