Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: St Peters, Missouri
Bikes: Rans Rockst (Retro rocket) Rans Enduro Sport (Retro racket) Catrike 559, Merin Bear Valley (beater bike).
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You said "organic".
1. Check out Rivendell Bicycle Works. They sell natural cork bar wrap that's closer to real cork than anything from Cinelli.
2. After wrapping your bar, coat it with about 4 to 6 coats of amber shellac. That's not as big a deal as it sounds because you only have to wait about 15 minutes between coats.
Looks great, feels good, easy to clean and about as organic as it gets..
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