Part of the joy in stitching on leather bar wraps yourself is in choosing a stitch pattern. Stitch patterns can be neat and minimal or an elaborate detail that expresses personality on your bicycle. In this post, we’ll explore some of the stitch patterns our customers have done.… Read More Stitch Patterns for Sew-on Leather Bar Wraps
Our clever customers have been finding all kinds of unique DIY uses for our old-fashioned leather wraps. This post shows the different wrap styles and dimensions so you can DIY the perfect leather-wrapped handle, railing, bar rail, bannister, appliance, door, and more! … Read More You Can DIY Leather Wraps on Anything (!) using our Bicycle Bar Wraps
3 ways to install Leather Sew-on Bar Wraps on a 22.2 or 22mm bicycle handlebar (such as Nitto)… Read More Tips: Adapting Sew-on Leather Bar Wraps to a 22mm handlebar
Hi, While I’m eagerly waiting for my just ordered City Grips, here comes my question: which is the better position for the stitching? At the front of the grip, below it (very hard to stitch) or towards the back? Cheers from Italy, Massimo Hey Massimo, Great question! It totally depends on what you like. There… Read More Q & A: Which way to align the stitching on your grips?
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
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.