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.
Great Product Great People! WalnutStudiolo Rocks! Takes a little effort to get the Groove of The Wrap but worth The Effort! Gonna do a ReDo at The End of The Season but I Love the Extra Nuance The Wrap gives My Bike...
Came as expected and looks just as gorgeous in person as in the pictures. The process was easy enough once it got going, I really had a great rhythm going after a while. I ended up wrapping some bullhorn bars and spent ample time deciding how I wanted to wrap them. I ended up cutting them in half and starting from the stem to the ends and stuffing the ends in with my caps. Perfect in theory, slightly frustrating a few weeks in (wish I had it again to do again and not CUT them in half). The only downside is trying to have absolutely zero metal peaking through the braids, nearly impossible. Everyone is very impressed and I love to hold them. Highly recommend!