How to Install Leather City Bike Grips

How to install Walnut Studiolo's sew-on leather city grips for bike handlebars. City grips for sale at walnutstudiolo.com

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How to Install Leather City Bike Grips
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Remove your old grips and clean the bar of any debris. Position the grips on the bar lightly to make sure you know where you want them to go.

Remove your old grips and clean the bar of any debris. Position the grips on the bar lightly to make sure you know where you want them to go.

2
Once you know where it's going to be, wet the leather down completely.

Once you know where it's going to be, wet the leather down completely.

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3
Remove the waxed paper from the double-sided tape on the back and lay the grips onto the bars.

Remove the waxed paper from the double-sided tape on the back and lay the grips onto the bars.

4
Roll the leather around the bar to form it. It should be wet and flexible.

Roll the leather around the bar to form it. It should be wet and flexible.

5
Pull out your needle and thread from the included stitch kit. To begin, loop the thread around the first hole twice.

Pull out your needle and thread from the included stitch kit. To begin, loop the thread around the first hole twice.

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Continue in the stitch pattern of your choice until you've reached the end of the grips.

Continue in the stitch pattern of your choice until you've reached the end of the grips.

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When you're stitching, let it stay loose, we'll come back and tighten it at the end.

When you're stitching, let it stay loose, we'll come back and tighten it at the end.

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Go around the last loop twice.

Go around the last loop twice.

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Now tighten the string down.

Now tighten the string down.

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To finish, tie a surgeon's knot and...

To finish, tie a surgeon's knot and...

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...pull the thread through and cut it.

...pull the thread through and cut it.

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Repeat the process on the other side, and you're all set.

Repeat the process on the other side, and you're all set.

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