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Old 06-21-09, 08:32 AM
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Rewrapped my bars... again. (pics)

This time with the leather bar wrap from velo-orange. They have to versions, with and without holes.
The light colored cloth i had was getting too hard to keep clean.
It's nice and thick and seems like really good quality stuff. And with a little proofhide it also matches the leather trim on the trunk bag very well. It's all clean now, but I expect it will get a nice patina as I ride, like the brooks saddle.








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Old 06-21-09, 08:34 AM
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How much commuting do you ride with that bike?
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Old 06-21-09, 08:46 AM
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How much commuting do you ride with that bike?
If I do 5 days, about 125 miles a week. I don't always get 5 days in though... need to drive sometimes. So like this week I only had 75 miles.
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Old 06-21-09, 11:17 AM
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Nice job!
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Old 06-22-09, 07:19 AM
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Thanks!
They felt real nice on this morning's ride. Kinda soft, kinda plush... like a nice leather steering wheel.
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Old 06-22-09, 08:00 AM
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the little things in life sometimes make the biggest difference, huh? I have 2 layers on one of my bikes.
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I can't help it; every time you wrap your bars, I have to take a look. Nice work.

My fave is still that original cloth wrap you put on this set of bars, but I can appreciate that the cloth must get dirty fairly easily, unless of course you just parked the bike in your living room and didn't ride it, but that's not why we own bikes.
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Old 06-22-09, 12:59 PM
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Originally Posted by Kojak View Post
I can't help it; every time you wrap your bars, I have to take a look. Nice work.

My fave is still that original cloth wrap you put on this set of bars, but I can appreciate that the cloth must get dirty fairly easily, unless of course you just parked the bike in your living room and didn't ride it, but that's not why we own bikes.
Not if you shellac the hell out of it. I've got blue/white harlequin wrapped cloth tape on my singlespeed, entombed under so many coats of shellac that it's smooth and shiny.
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Old 06-22-09, 01:44 PM
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Ya, the first time i did the cloth i used shellac and it seemed to be fine for quite a while.
But this last time maybe i didn't put enough coats cause it got grimy real fast and wouldn't clean up very well either.
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Old 06-22-09, 01:55 PM
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d2, those bars look great, and you take wonderful pictures.
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Old 06-22-09, 03:50 PM
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Beautiful work d2create! I think the twine would look out of place if it weren't for everything else on the bike but the colors, bags and saddle really make it look good!

I re-taped my bars with non-adhesive tape and it's starting to move. I didn't know they came in non-adhesive, but I guess I just didn't wrap it tightly enough? You've inspired me to try again though, yours looks great!

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Old 06-22-09, 04:11 PM
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Looks great on your bike! I love the VO stuff. I got some elkhide bar covers that I absolutely love.

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Nice.
Lensbaby on that last shot?
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Old 06-22-09, 05:21 PM
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Wow that looks really good.
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D2... looks like someone has gotten ahold of your mojo..... https://www.landsharkbicycles.com/Gallery/fischer.html
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Originally Posted by CliftonGK1 View Post
Not if you shellac the hell out of it. I've got blue/white harlequin wrapped cloth tape on my singlespeed, entombed under so many coats of shellac that it's smooth and shiny.
Pics???

When there's that much shellac, what's it like in your hands?
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Originally Posted by crawdaddio View Post
Nice.
Lensbaby on that last shot?

I was thinking the same thing.
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Old 06-22-09, 07:09 PM
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I just wish you could have taken clearer pics.
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Originally Posted by neilfein View Post
d2, those bars look great, and you take wonderful pictures.
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Beautiful work d2create! I think the twine would look out of place if it weren't for everything else on the bike but the colors, bags and saddle really make it look good!

I re-taped my bars with non-adhesive tape and it's starting to move. I didn't know they came in non-adhesive, but I guess I just didn't wrap it tightly enough? You've inspired me to try again though, yours looks great!
Thanks!
Ya, make sure you wrap tight and wrap in the right direction.

Originally Posted by crawdaddio View Post
Nice.
Lensbaby on that last shot?
Yup! I like to pull that one out every once in a while and have some fun. It's the original lensbaby.

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I just wish you could have taken clearer pics.
ha! uh, sorry I'll try harder next time.
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How many different bag configurations do you have for that bike? I'm pretty sure in your pictures I've seen at least 3 or 4 different arrangements. I think you may need to attend some meetings or something.
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How many different bag configurations do you have for that bike? I'm pretty sure in your pictures I've seen at least 3 or 4 different arrangements. I think you may need to attend some meetings or something.
I think I'm the sole reason no one else can manage to get an order in at Acornbags.com before they sell out each month.

There's these combos below, and then I had a couple other combos on my old Atlantis (that my Hilsen replaced).









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