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A study in bicycle grips

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Cruisin' on my 1897 Comet
NOS Dunlop rubber grips

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I live for the CABE
This nice Crown Cyrus by Great Western just showed up in the for sale section and the grips caught my attention. They seemed to be wrapped with shellacked twine instead of leather. The lay of the cordage reminds me of two strand tarred marline used in the old days for serving lines and stays on sailing ships, it would be tarred for protection from chaffing, water and wear. Very nice bike and interesting grips. Those grips have the look of old pine tar covered line and canvas.
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To serve a line you "worm and marvel with the lay, turn and serve the other way".

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Two strand tarred hemp Marline. Very useful stuff and it smells good too, like biking in a pine forest.;)
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10~18kustoms

Wore out three sets of tires already!
I found this single cork grip on these teens' era bars in the storage locker stuff I bought. Searched several times hoping to find the other grip, but no luck. No Idea what bike they came off of as the only teen's - 20's era bike in the bunch already had bars on it. Comparing it to the ads shown on the first page, the grip looks to be a Codling, or Cork and Corkine grip.
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