Bicycle Leather Bar Wraps - The "Sew-on Bar Wraps"
In the decade or so in which I have biked on my Surly Steamroller (or my Happiness Engine, as I like to call it), I've gone through far too many rolls of bar tape. I never understood why wrapping handlebars in fussy cork origami was the only solution to protecting my hands.
After a couple of days of riding around with my newly installed sew-on wraps, my only complaint is that I wish that I had known about them sooner. Not only do my bars look better: they seem more comfortable, even though they offer less padding than does the standard cork wrap. Perhaps it is because my grip is surer on the bars: I don't have to work so hard to control the bars when I'm doing things like accelerating (which, on a fixed gear, usually involves standing and leaning forward over the bars).
I did spend some time deliberating over my purchase because I usually don't buy leather products. Have you considered making sew-on wraps in a synthetic leather?
I purchased these for my Fuji Feather and they are perfect! The assembly was so easy! I do wish they sold end caps as an option, but those are easy enough to get.
Love the quality, when wet stretches and the double sided tape holds the adhesion very well.
One thing please make sure that you are running one cable (brake) underneath. Two cables (brake & shift) may be too much on
a 26mm handlebar.
Beautiful; high quality material. Video makes installation doable.