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Old 04-23-08, 10:56 AM   #1
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DIY Leather Grips

Inspired by the Brooks "Ring" grips and not feeling right about throwing hundred dollar grips on a 30 dollar townie, I got to digging through my used and abused box.

Turns out I saved some old ruffian lock on grips that had worn through.

$7 dollars and a quick trip to the land of hot glue guns had me some leather cord. So I put the kiddo down for her morning nap, brewed up some coffee and went to work. Took about 30 min per grip.

Dig it. Click here for step by step.


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Old 04-23-08, 11:01 AM   #2
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I dig it!
Good job. I might have to try that myself. Thanks!
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Nice! and nice step-by-step pictorial, too!
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Old 04-23-08, 11:24 AM   #4
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Damn good idea

Mind if I feature this on my blog?

How do they feel? Did you think about wrapping the leather over the existing grip rubber for some additional cushion? Maybe doubling over the wrap of leather?
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Mind if I feature this on my blog?

How do they feel? Did you think about wrapping the leather over the existing grip rubber for some additional cushion?
Blog it! I think this can easily be expanded on...look forward to seeing what others come up with.

Oddly enough, the leather was about the same thickness at the soft part of the grip I removed. The ruffian is a fairly thin grip which I like because I always wear (padded) gloves.

As far as going over the original grip, I thought about it. I feared the glue wouldn't stick, or if it did initially, that the squishy nature of the rubber would cause it come loose later. Although, in hindsight, I had the idea to wrap the "core" with a layer of cloth tape first. If you wrapped it flush with no overlap, it would give a bit of padding and diameter without creating ridges, and the glue would certainly adhere well to it.
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Nice clean DIY! Instead of tossing those worn grips into the trash you turned them into something functional and stylish.
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Cool! Seems to me like hot hide glue (as in what violin makers use) would be an ideal glue to use in this instance.
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Great re-use of an old component.

After seeing this, I might try applying it directly to the bar in the style usually used for the twine finishing while wrapping bars (hidden ends) over a layer of contact cement to prevent slippage...

Thanks for sharing!
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