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    Don't really have a bike. craigcraigcraig's Avatar
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    toshi leather stitch

    those who have used it or know people have had: what do you think of it? is it hard to put on and once on are there tricks for keeping it on? other opinions welcomed.

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    You might have a lot better luck calling it "stitch-on bar wrap" and not "leather stitch," whatever that is.

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    k lets see what happens

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    Ben's Cycle seems to have some advice in the product description. I'm not into leather bar wraps myself, however I think you can probably trust that they're very nice indeed. Fugitoshi makes a damn fine product.
    I'd rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy.

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    haven't used Toshi's, but I just threw the VO elk-hide wrap on my bars. The product & installation of it looks similar to Toshis (although the Toshi stuff looks better maybe). it was not difficult at all, just time consuming. The VO wrap has a tape backing on it, so it sticks to the bar when you peel it off and you pull the perforated edges together. I'd expect the Toshi wrap to have something like that going on with it.

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    Don't really have a bike. craigcraigcraig's Avatar
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    comfortable?

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    brown stitch-ons look like foreskin or a sausage. black looks too harley-davidson or gimp.

    use the toshi or vo tape instead - just as comfortable (if not more because it's thicker) but without looking like a tool.

    or just use fizik tape and be done with it.

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    Don't really have a bike. craigcraigcraig's Avatar
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    lol i guess you are right about the look but i dig it. the black atleast you have scared me away from the brown thinking ill be holding onto 2 foreskins my whole ride.

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    The "look" is totally subjective. I don't think mine look very sausage like, but maybe that's just me.


    If you do it right, you can make it look however you want. I will suggest throwing some cloth tape underneath it to give it more cushioning.

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    looks like franken sausage...

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    im impressed that this proceeded right on despite the poorly chosen title.

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    Don't really have a bike. craigcraigcraig's Avatar
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    i made another one after this with a better title but people posted here. thanks all.

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    Not sure which thread is gonna get more views so I'll post in both... Can't recommend this stuff enough (Velo-Orange covers)

    cross post from a other threads...

    I find them extremely comfortable and the scuffs/wear only make it look better with time. I used cloth tape underneath just so the tape would stil to something not as slick as bare metal.

    The only con in my eyes (it's almost not even a con) is that they do take a few hours to stitch together, but I was watching a DVD while doing it so no biggie.

    I bought the regular ones and cut them once I was finished. I used the left over (which was quite a bit) for my g/f's townie. Great stuff and highly recommended.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Tigerprawn View Post
    Not sure which thread is gonna get more views so I'll post in both... Can't recommend this stuff enough (Velo-Orange covers)

    cross post from a other threads...

    I find them extremely comfortable and the scuffs/wear only make it look better with time. I used cloth tape underneath just so the tape would stil to something not as slick as bare metal.

    The only con in my eyes (it's almost not even a con) is that they do take a few hours to stitch together, but I was watching a DVD while doing it so no biggie.

    I bought the regular ones and cut them once I was finished. I used the left over (which was quite a bit) for my g/f's townie. Great stuff and highly recommended.

    How does this stuff hold up in the rain? I can see doing something like this to my commuter, but it gets wet every once in a while if I'm caught off guard with the rain.
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    awesome.

    p.s. what brake lever is that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by craigcraigcraig View Post
    awesome.

    p.s. what brake lever is that?
    its the shot lever.

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    thanks.

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