A tip on wrapping your bars.


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Brutuskend

I live for the CABE
Apr 3, 2011
1,221
1,569
Eugene / Springfield Oregon
#1
Buy some 1 inch heat shrink and cut a couple of pieces about 1 1/2 long, remove your brake levers and slide the heat shrink on then re install your levers, wrap your bars and instead of taping to finish use just enough tape to keep the ends from unraveling then slip the heat shrink over the ends and heat. No unraveling, no sticky tape residue and a nice clean finish!
 

bulldog1935

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
Jan 21, 2013
3,766
5,529
Bulverde, TX
#2
my buddy has been doing that forever - he even found blue shrink tubing to use on his daughter's project '85 Shogun
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but twine wraps are worth the effort because the result is classy
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this bar has 8 twine wraps
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also used as spacers between the controls
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turn down the volume on this video, and twine wraps start at 2:38
 
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bulldog1935

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
Jan 21, 2013
3,766
5,529
Bulverde, TX
#5
The key to getting bar wrap really right is disconnect the hooded brake levers from their mounting clamp - can use tape to keep the clamp band in the right place on the bars - and reinstall the levers after the wrap is done.
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3-speeder

Finally riding a big boys bike
Dec 26, 2017
383
767
Lansing, MI, United States
#6
I hate wrapping handlebars I always seem to get one side perfect and then goof up on the other side. However I am a fan of the twine finish with some shellac.
Hah! That's what happens to me too! The second side always goes better, I should start there. Hah! :tonguewink:
 

Dursley Pedersen

On Training Wheels
Aug 16, 2019
3
3
68
Norwich UK
#7
I do the upper and lower portions of the bars separately, starting at the 'free' end (end of hooks and near stem respectively), and finish off tucking the free ends of the tape under the full brake hoods - would't work with half hoods, of course. Done this since I started with Universal levers on Mafac Racer centre pulls way back in 1965.
 

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