Just like my, ahem, you know, my bar tape don't stink.
Good one, folks! But, 4 year old bar tape? The only 4 year old bar tape I have is on bikes that don't get ridden. Idk how you could keep it from tearing or otherwise deteriorating for that long. Oh wait - you COULD wrap it with another level of tape to protect it! That might work!
I do remember the days when I used gel lever hoods - those went in the washer with my gloves.
It is of great use to the sailor to know the length of his line, though he cannot with it fathom all the depths of the ocean. ~ John Locke