This is for disciplined people who fondly remember the Rubiks cube. You wont get it the first time but that is part of the fun. It is well worth the trip of learning this skill- I loved learning to do the braiding BUT DO NOT lose the diagrams or the instructions. The Youtube was valuable but you will need the diagrams!! I put the letters on each strip on the underside about 6 times, you will refer to them. Once you get in the rhythm it's fast.
Firstly, beautiful bar wrap, perfect match for Brooks products. Not only is the leather wonderful, but also, the braided pattern is classy as all hell.
Secondly, four strand braiding around a tube through sharp turns is tricky. I had to develop a working pattern for my fingers. Once I had that down I could work on the details. This is a great traditional look for your cycle.
I love this bull wrap, I was was challenged when braiding these and as you can see, I didn’t do as clean of a job as others have. I did follow the instructions and still didn’t get the wrap tight enough to eliminate movement on the bar. I actually prefer the gaps in the tape though (Contrast) and so I pulled the wrap and used hockey tape on the bar to secure the wrap over the top. It’s solid now! The bar tape is the first thing people notice on my Mixte build 👍
Thanks for asking! I'm still waiting for my packet which has passed the Finnish Customs but in queue of Finnish Post Office.