Do the sew on wraps come with bar end plugs? Thanks, Brian Our leather bar wraps and city grips don’t currently come with bar plugs, which are an important accessory to add to your bike. Bar plugs are a required safety equipment on racing bikes, and well recommended for preventing bodily injury during falls. Here are… Read More Bar plug options for your leather bar wraps and city grips
An alert reader noticed these pictures of a custom project we did for another customer on our Flickr page and wondered about the color. This was a custom color job for a customer, and we call this “light brown”. It’s somewhere in between our two standard colors that we call “honey” and “dark brown”. We… Read More Somewhere between honey brown and dark brown
Please explain how you tighten or lock the the initial stitch in the city grips. It seems in the YouTube instructional video the the first stitch still has thread hanging off by the time you finished with the surgeon’s knot. Thanks, Donald In the video, I use one needle, and one length of thread. This… Read More Tying off the sew-on bicycle city grips
I am about to install my bar wraps. (I just read the piece on your blog regarding the shrinkage issue one of your customers had. I will keep that in mind). The question I have is, when I get to the end of the either side of the handlebar with my sewing, I know I… Read More To tuck or not to tuck? How to finish your bar ends.
Infographic: How to choose leather bar wraps for your bicycle. Updated in 2019! … Read More How to Choose The Best Leather Bar Wraps for your Bike
An alert customer wrote to us after installing his sew-on bar wraps. After about a week or so of use, he noticed that the leather had shrunk back nearly 1/2″ from the indentation at the top of the bar. Here are his pictures: Although we have experienced some shrinkage before, usually it is forgivably slight,… Read More Tackling shrinkage on leather sew-on bar wrap installs