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Old 01-06-11, 04:12 PM
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Fairweather commuter project is finally complete!

Many here know of my "project" - the thread is over in the C&V forums for the folks here who've expressed interest in progress.

http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...eur-IT-IS-DONE!!!!!!

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Old 01-06-11, 08:02 PM
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wow looks beautiful.
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Holy cow, that's nice!
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Very nice. The attention to detail is fantastic. Very cool look for an "out of the box" bike.
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That's a gorgeous bike. I bet it's a blast to ride!
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Congrats on the build, Canyoneagle! Not at all what I was expecting when I saw the pics of the frame at the time of purchase. I really like what you've done with the bike, and I think you've done the Marinoni company proud. I did a double-take on the hide grips; I assumed it was Brooks bar tape. Where did you source the grips from?

Again, nice job!
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Originally Posted by irclean View Post
Congrats on the build, Canyoneagle! Not at all what I was expecting when I saw the pics of the frame at the time of purchase. I really like what you've done with the bike, and I think you've done the Marinoni company proud. I did a double-take on the hide grips; I assumed it was Brooks bar tape. Where did you source the grips from?

Again, nice job!
Thanks irclean!

I used the VO Elk hide bar wrap. I took the advice of several posts and wrapped the bars with velox cloth tape first, and I like the aesthetic as well as the feel. The leather sits firmly with no twisting, and the underwrap gives a slightly larger diameter (which I prefer).
I treated the bar grips with proofide after installation.
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I like!
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