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 Post subject: Leather bar covering
PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2018 12:39 pm 
rBoTM Winner
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Thought I’d have a go at an Almarc type bar cover. What’s people’s experience with the Velobitz ones


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 Post subject: Re: Leather bar covering
PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2018 1:08 pm 
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This is the thread on it, I did mine with ebay leather, think it came out pretty good
viewtopic.php?f=12&t=240299&start=40


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2018 1:28 pm 
rBoTM Winner
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Wish I hadn’t looked lol


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 23, 2018 10:13 am 
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I tried the full DIY first on an an old set of bars just to give it a try. The thing I struggled with was getting a really good clean cut on the leather.

When I did my Gazelle, I used the Velobitz kit to save having to cut the leather and put the holes in. It's good stuff. I don't know if it was by design or happy accident, but the kit was exactly the right length for my Nitto Noodle bars!

I would recommend getting a leather offcut to practice on first, it takes a few inches or so to get your eye in with the stitching and if you keep having to unpick and go back you can damage the holes.


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