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Back in the mid 80's, I bought several of the stitch on leather kits you'd put onto the handlebars. Any of this stuff still around?

I love the feel, padded enough and durable as heck. I grew tired of wrapping new cork (and the stuff isn't cheap) about every couple months. Leather wrapped bars may not be fashionable on a contemporary bike but this is what I'd like to do/find.
 

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Kuma601 said:
Back in the mid 80's, I bought several of the stitch on leather kits you'd put onto the handlebars. Any of this stuff still around?

I love the feel, padded enough and durable as heck. I grew tired of wrapping new cork (and the stuff isn't cheap) about every couple months. Leather wrapped bars may not be fashionable on a contemporary bike but this is what I'd like to do/find.
Ben's Bike (Milwaukee) has leather wrap - not sew on.

http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-BROOKS-LEAT...216503140QQcategoryZ27951QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

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Kuma601 said:
Back in the mid 80's, I bought several of the stitch on leather kits you'd put onto the handlebars. Any of this stuff still around?

I love the feel, padded enough and durable as heck. I grew tired of wrapping new cork (and the stuff isn't cheap) about every couple months. Leather wrapped bars may not be fashionable on a contemporary bike but this is what I'd like to do/find.
I see the stitched wrap on eBay as NOS but I'm not aware of anyone still making it.

Have you seen the Brooks leather wrap?

http://www.branfordbike.com/trim/trim2.html#item4

Personally, I use vinyl wrap on most of my bikes. It's cheap, lasts forever, and is really easy to clean
 

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Thanks guys...I'll keep my eyes open for these on eBbay. Given the scarcity, I think I see if I can have some made up.
 
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