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PostPosted: Fri Dec 04, 2009 1:03 pm 
Old School Grand Master

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I was wondering if anyone had tried Brooks leather bar tape?

It looks nice, but I wonder about how it deals with water / rain and whether it needs something shock absorbent underneath like Marsas. I'll be using it on my audax machine so it's for a bit more than whooshing a fixie out from Hackney for a latte... :D


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 10, 2009 9:00 pm 
Old School Hero

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I wanted to know this as well. Have heard its lasts well but not sure about in the wet.


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 10, 2009 9:08 pm 
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I remembered this review.

http://www.roadcyclinguk.com/bike-revie ... /2228.html

The writer knows his stuff too.


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 11, 2009 9:10 am 
Old School Grand Master

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Thanks for that!


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 11, 2009 9:56 am 
Old School Hero

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Yes thank you from me to. I was already decided but needed reassuring.


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 12, 2009 9:37 pm 
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This bar wrap is MUCH better than the Brooks leather wrap:
http://handlebra.com/

It is hand made and he does more of a waterproof version now.
He was at NAHBS last year and will be again this year.

Think he'll post out of country as well.

Good stuff. Legit product. Lasts and lasts.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 14, 2009 11:05 am 
Old School Grand Master

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So it ought to be at over twice the price when shipped to the UK :shock:


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 14, 2009 2:16 pm 
Devout Dirtbag

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Humm, yeah the conversion on the dollar vs Brooks likely being less expensive in the UK could do that. Brooks tape is $$$ in the US, so the Handlbra is a vastly better product and 'value' In any case, leather bar wrap is $$


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 16, 2009 7:50 pm 
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I have brooks tape on my raleigh which is soon going to be transferred to my coventry eagle.

A good thing about it is that it can be re-wrapped loads of times.


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 Post subject: Do It Like They Used To!
PostPosted: Sun Jan 17, 2010 10:14 pm 
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It can be quite slippery when wet and you don't want that bike falling over...!
IMHO shellac on cotton bar wrap give you much better grip, is better looking with a deep honey lustre, last longer if you reapplied regularly and can be very cheep if you know where to shop! It's also good fun to do:
http://info.velo-orange.com/ShellacBarGuide.html
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_9vYMjRNjrk
http://www.youtube.com/user/rivbike#p/u/1/UiPcpnylK-4
M'kay! ;)


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