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Old 08-07-20, 04:07 PM
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Originally Posted by randyjawa View Post
And, for what it is worth, this old Toapado handlebar was wrapped with shellac coated cloth tape back in the sixties...
Hey that's interesting. Thanks for posting. It's the earliest American (presumably) example of shellacked tape I've seen. Maybe it was done early on and people forgot about it. If you read old Pop Sci magazines it seems like people shellacked everything in the 1950s, so why not bar tape. Or maybe the owner visited France and picked it up there?
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