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    sorry - i hate asking stupid questions, but i've been looking all over the place and i can't find any. i know cinelli used to make it, and i'm sure others have also, but who the hell still sells it?
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    Did you check nashbar?
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    Quote Originally Posted by crushkilldstroy
    sorry - i hate asking stupid questions, but i've been looking all over the place and i can't find any. i know cinelli used to make it, and i'm sure others have also. but who the hell still sells it?
    How about leather tape. It's brown.

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    Nashbar has a house brand w/ natural cork color. Dunno if that's brown enough for you.

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    looking for cork. i'm not much of a fan of leather tape. good idea though.

    i'm looking for a nice dark brown to match up with this old ass suede saddle i have on the grocery getter.

    edit - something tells me i'm gonna end up with the natural nashbar stuff.

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    Or maybe the natural cork + dark brown shoe polish? Or something similar.

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    would that work? i don't wanna end up with dark brown hands.

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    I've never tried anything like that so I don't know but I'm sure there's got to be a way to get dark brown dye in the cork.

    How set are you on cork? What about shellac?

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    i'm not so much dead set on cork, i just don't like leather wrap and i'd like a little more cushion than cloth.

    the shellac idea has the gears in my head turning though. dark, soft, kinda shiny, not as sticky as leather. hmmmm....

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    also, how is the nashbar tape? i've gotten some crappy cork before, so i don't normally go for the lower end schtuff.

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    hey, that natural cork tape is sweet!

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    The nashbar stuff is great ive got it one two of my bikes and no complaints.
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    righto. i think i have my answer.

    i think i'm gonna order 2 rolls just in case the whole shellac idea turns into a nightmare.

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    if you wanted a darker color than the natural cork, get a bit of amber shellac. (too, according to rivendell, shellac takes well to cork and keeps it looking tidy.)
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    my standard cotton/shellac wrap includes an old inner tube wrapped tight around the bars underneath for softening bumps and vibrations, but still lets me have the look and feel of cotton.

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    i'm pretty sure i have some brown cinelli tape at home... PM me - you can have it, if i find it.

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    Soma? They have brown camo. three shades, price of one
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    soak it in:

    coffee

    tea

    tobacco

    there are many natural permanent dyes.
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    some int'g info about shellac at

    http://www.womenwithpowertools.com/v2n6.html

    gotta scroll down just a tick.

    previous to today, i was unaware that it is a "natural" product (the excretion of insects) and, thusly, eschewed by vegans.

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    Quote Originally Posted by weed eater
    some int'g info about shellac at

    http://www.womenwithpowertools.com/v2n6.html

    gotta scroll down just a tick.

    previous to today, i was unaware that it is a "natural" product (the excretion of insects) and, thusly, eschewed by vegans.
    All talk of shellac aside, that's one of the best domain names I've seen in a while

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    If you want to go with cloth, use yellow cloth and many coats of amber shellac. The cloth will end up matching a honey (or with more coats a brown) Brooks.

    I use cork and clear shellac for durability. Shellaced wrap will hold up for several years. Use many thin coats and simply reapply if you wear through the shellac coating. Don't use a good brush with the shellac. I've never figured out a way to get it out of a brush. I find the cheap foam brushes work best.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anthony King
    If you want to go with cloth, use yellow cloth and many coats of amber shellac. The cloth will end up matching a honey (or with more coats a brown) Brooks.
    people always say this, but i find that shellac'd white cloth matches a honey saddle much better than this yellow cloth business.

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