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Old 12-11-07, 09:08 PM   #1
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Leather colored tape?

My "new" vintage bike has arrived at my LBS. They are going to fit me on Thursday and I will be bringing it home.
The bike is an 08' Rocky Mountain Sherpa 30 touring bike. I will be fitting a tan B17 and I would like some leather colored tape to match.
I have used leather wrap on my last two touring bikes and although it is extremely long lasting (and pricey) I want a bit more cushion on my 40 yr hands this time around.
So, has anyone ever seen leather like cork wrap?
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I don't know about that, but what about wrapping it with cork then overwrapping with leather?
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I just started using Fizik wrap, which is not as thick as cork but close. I don't like cork on classics as it's too thick. The Fizik is about the same thickness as the ferrel on a Cinelli bar so looks really nice. It also lays nice and flat, no "ribs" like some cork.

The white, and "brick red" look a lot like leatherette. No tan though. Here's what the brick red looks like:

There's a bright red as well. The black is almost like a suede wrap and is the grippy-est wrap I've ever used. Great stuff!
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