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Old 3rd May 2012   #1
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Bar wrap porn

Tried using the search...this isn't really bike porn, there's a decent thread on tips for wrapping, this thread is for the art.

We all know how a lovely build will look wrong with a bad wrap, wrong colour, bare bars or butchered Ourys on the tops of track drops.

I pulled off what seems to be a decent wrap with some Fizik Microtex soft touch and I have to say it was one of the most satisfying parts of the build. Especially as was the first time I'd wrapped drop bars using gel pads and it is a part of the bike you are in constant interaction with.

Next step when I get the opportunity: learn the harlequin!





But also barwrappornworthy IMO:







Feel free to post your own efforts!

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Old 3rd May 2012   #7
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i like this thread :)
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Old 3rd May 2012   #8
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I'm so getting Murtle to hook me up with some leather strips to practice ^^^^^
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Old 3rd May 2012   #11
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Damn right, love the first pic, like a christmas jumper on your bars!

Whoa what's going on with the above bars^ that rogue brown stip in teh middle
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Old 3rd May 2012   #12
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missed that! >>>>>>>>>barwrapantiporrrrrrrrn

bike looks like its going to war :D
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Old 3rd May 2012   #13
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apparently it can take a week to do that wrap its so frustrating..
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Old 3rd May 2012   #14
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reverse harlequin triple colour wrap

shit just got real.

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Old 4th May 2012   #15
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Nice thread!
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Old 4th May 2012   #16
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reverse harlequin triple colour wrap

shit just got real.

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Old 4th May 2012   #17
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Is someone going to put us out of our misery and post a howto?

Yeah, me: http://www.wastedlife.org/bike/harlequin/index.html
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Old 4th May 2012   #18
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whats that front brake in the tutorial pictures?
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Old 4th May 2012   #19
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i just got a headache reading that, wrapping tape takes me long enough already, that would drive me nuts.
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Old 4th May 2012   #20
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I think once you read through it makes sense. This sums it up pretty well:

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both tapes are simply wrapped around the bar in opposite directions with no overlap. In this way, each color is laid in an over/under alternating weave
Christ knows how you do the three-way variant though
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Old 4th May 2012   #21
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Basically the bars are wrapped twice, once by each colour with each colour going in opposite directions. You just have to alternate which one is on top at any point.
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Old 4th May 2012   #22
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I really like the cotton and shellac look but I know it'd look stupid on my modern build. Maybe I can convince my girlfriend to let me have a go at it on her bianchi...
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Is someone going to put us out of our misery and post a howto?

Yeah, me: http://www.wastedlife.org/bike/harlequin/index.html
cool.

now how on earth do you do the triple???
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Old 4th May 2012   #24
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Old 4th May 2012   #25
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Can haz readers wife?

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Old 4th May 2012   #26
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^ Has given me ideas for the next time I have to change the tape on my gay disco bike
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Old 4th May 2012   #27
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I've got a roll of NOS gloss-fluro-green Silva tape to go on at some point.

I shall be keeping the packaging though, it's similar to this (below) and hot.

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Can haz readers wife?
That is luuuuurvly...
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Old 4th May 2012   #29
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Amazing thread!!
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Old 4th May 2012   #30
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copper anyone?



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Old 4th May 2012   #31
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will go green especially where you grip also will get green hands also will hurt.
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Old 4th May 2012   #32
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Old 4th May 2012   #33
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not a huge fan, but I appreciate the time it must have taken to stitch leather around the DA Shifters...

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Old 4th May 2012   #34
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More stitching... suede?

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^ Has given me ideas for the next time I have to change the tape on my gay disco bike
Is the gay disco bike the Gazelle?
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Old 4th May 2012   #36
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Can haz readers wife?

When they look like this, absolutely yes.

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copper anyone?



Aesthetically yes, practically no way in hell!

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More stitching... suede?

I like this, needs some close ups of the material!
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Old 4th May 2012   #37
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Some clear heatshrink tubing on the copper windings would seal it nicely
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Old 4th May 2012   #38
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Inspiration behind my reverse wrapping...







Wharry's old Harry Quinn... I bought the bar/stem setup off him and marveled at the taping skills!
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Old 4th May 2012   #39
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nice! I was always a bit wary of reverse wrap for fear of the hands pushing the lip of the tape in the wrong direction, but looks ace.

this must have taken ages:


At least it distracts from the spacers
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Old 4th May 2012   #41
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I've never bothered shellacing cotton tape before. I don't mind it getting a bit grubby really. 2 Layers is just as squashy as fizik I reckon although a little rougher to the touch.
I might give harlequin a try next time, haven't seen purple tape tho to match my frame unfortunately. I do like the look of twine on the ends but I've never had it unwrap on me so it seems like pointless extra effort, it looks epic on this one though.
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Old 4th May 2012   #42
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When I put my tarck bike back together I'm wrapping the bars like this:

most likely be more anti than porn tho
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Old 4th May 2012   #43
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^^wow.
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Old 4th May 2012   #44
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^^^that is great

If I tried to do harlequin ever I don't think my bike would survive the inevitable tantrum
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Old 4th May 2012   #45
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As for the triple, it looks the same as double except the 2 opposing wraps are started alongside eachother, yellow goes one direction(occurs ever wrap), black and white in the other. start em next to eachother parallel. Then just don't fuck it up halfway round....
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Old 4th May 2012   #46
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its an art form...
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Can haz readers wife?

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^ Has given me ideas for the next time I have to change the tape on my gay disco bike
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Is the gay disco bike the Gazelle?
It is. My lilac bike is much more restrained. I provide a pic of the current set-up on the disco bike not because the bar wrapping is pornworthy but to illustrate how well it would suit that style....

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Old 4th May 2012   #48
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Tape ordered.

*it'll never work.
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Old 4th May 2012   #49
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^^ what is that bell/mushroom please
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