Thursday, June 28, 2007

Patience is key


Patience is key
Originally uploaded by sydney_b.
1st attempt at bar wrap. Harlequin on the waterford

12 comments:

VeloCC said...

nice job!

Neve_r_est said...

Nice.

DG

Chris said...

Ok Syd. You know I am struggling just to do a normal wrap. Now you post this. So unfair.

oldmanandhisbike said...

Looks like someone has some time on their hands; idle time. Time that could be better spent riding their bike, perhaps? Or solving the issues of world hunger; either of those.
But it is a very cool wrap, though. Nice touch to a sweet bike. I guess that other stuff I mentioned can wait. :^)

June Upshaw said...

OH..yeah..... ...tell us you did that while you were on your rollers and THEN I"ll be impressed...... ha!


wow ~that is amazing.

I am looking at that and going...how?? the heck did you do that?? NICE!

oh!
Now the manicure to go with it?

J

June Upshaw said...

Is that two different colors interlaced or is it the tape itself creating that pattern?

ok... I keep looking at the voki swirling and then the bar tape. voki...bar tape....voki ......

sydney_b said...

it's two different cloth tapes wrapped different directions around the bar. It's easy enough on the straight bits, but tricky to keep the wrinkles out on the tight curves. I need to redo the shifter side (right when ur on the bike) b/c I like the second side better. Practice you know. :)

And June, someday I will get a manicure, maybe even a pedicure too. Tho I hear you have to sit still for that.

sydney_b said...

o and brian... world hunger will have to wait. Don't have any ideas on that.... well, not quite true... but.. last nite the choice was between cleaning house or bar wrap. That's a no brainer in my opinion. ;)

The Old Bag said...

waaaay cool.

Marc said...

I had to look up the defintion:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harlequin

Interesting!

gravy said...

Did you use normal cloth for a practice wrap?

I remember chatt'n about this a month or so ago...

sydney_b said...

marc, thx for the link. that was interesting.

gravy, nope. Just tore off the old wrap and carefully went to work. By 10pm, I had both sides done. (won't tell you how long it took, cuz i don't really know.)

The process was like this.... wrap, wrap, damn. unwrap. wrap. (boy has question). where was i. unwrap. wrap wrap..... repeat.

However, I think I could do a set in an hour or so now, maybe less.