Re: [CR]Stitched Leather Handlebar Wrap

Example: Framebuilders:Masi

Date: Tue, 07 May 2002 23:27:18 -0800
From: Chuck Schmidt <>
Subject: Re: [CR]Stitched Leather Handlebar Wrap
References: <p05100300b8fd973276af@[]>

Guy Apple wrote:
> I have a 83' Bianchi catalog from Retro-Velo. On the cover there is a
> Specialissima with "Almarc" stitched leather handlebar wrap (black).
> Is this stuff available or is it just as good to go and use some
> black fabric tape? What is kosher?

Actually, ALMARC (Italy) leather covered bars are manufactured and are not a buyer installed covering. Thin leather is applied wet to a contact glue covered bar and stitched on with a baseball style stitch. The seam where the two sides of the leather come together is trimmed with a knife right on the bar.

Chuck Schmidt
SoPas, SoCal