The Walnut Sew-on Leather Bar Wrap is a stylish, vintage-era leather bar tape with a modern aesthetic, sewn by hand onto your bars for the perfect fit (and that distinctive stitched look). Leather bar tape is popular for its classic looks and longevity, and Walnut’s sew-on leather bar wrap is a noteworthy option. The Wrap is ideal for riders looking for an 'Eroica' look, as an alternative to the more common wrap-around leather bar tape option, or for riders simply looking to give a nod towards classic cycle styling and componentry.
The sew-on style of bar tape does require you to spend as bit more time than usual applying the bar tape to your handlebars, but, as the bar tape is made from leather, it will last longer than most other types of bar tape, and so you won’t be needing to replace it a year or two down the line. Walnut have also put together some great guidance on fitting the bar tape which includes a video and picture installation guide. If you want to try out this delightful option on your bike, we would recommend putting aside a good couple of hours and getting comfortable with your favourite drink and maybe some tunes to keep you company during the installation process - and then you can feel like a super-smooth leather-working pro at the end of it!
No bar ends are included with the tape - Walnut leave it up to customers to choose what type of bar ends they would like to use with the tape. Options recommended by Walnut (including making your own bar ends out of bottle corks) are are explored in a blog written by walnut.
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We offer both mail and express ship options courtesy of Royal Mail, UPS and DPD depending on the country. Below you will find a rundown of default delivery costs, but to see your personalised shipping cost, please visit the delivery section of checkout when you have added some items to your bag. Please note that orders of bulky items will attract a surcharge.
|N. AMERICA||Up to 10 working days, from $5||2 day, from $10|
|EUROPE||Up to 5 working days, from €3||Next day, from €6|
|SCANDINAVIA||Up to 5 working days, from €3||Next day, from €8|
|AUSTRALIA / NZ||Up to 10 working days, from $5||3 day, from $20|
|JAPAN||Up to 10 working days, from ¥300||3 day, from ¥1200|
|REST OF WORLD||Up to 14 working days, from $6||3 day, from £15|
Any item ordered from Always Riding can be returned for a refund within 60 days of the purchase date. We provide return address details on the reverse of the packing slip included with your order. Want to know more? Visit our delivery & returns page.
We really hope that you love your new bike or frame, 'cos what's better than a new bike? (Answer: two new bikes...). But, if you do have to return it, then please contact us beforehand. You'll have to cover the cost of shipping the return to us, but apart from that, as long as it comes back to us in the same condition we sent it out to you, then all will be fine. Read more here.