In this section I will feature items that are available at reduced prices. The reasons could be that I have decided to discontinue certain items, colour ranges that are no more available, special orders that were cancelled, items that were slightly shop soiled and many more. Please note that I never sell items that are below my usual standard of materials or workmanship.
CURRENT SPECIAL: Leather bicycle handlebar grips. On numerous occasions customers have asked me to produce leather handlebar grips for their vintage bicycles. Leather grips have have many advantages: nice and warm to the touch, soft, virtually indestructible when cared for, could be matched to the rest of your bicycle accessories and last but not the least, unmatched in beauty.
I have decided to look into this and came up with a design and a method of manufacture involving a cold moulded technique, that I feel is capable of satisfying the needs of us vintage bicycle enthusiasts. After personally tested these handgrips on a number of my bicycles, I am now happy to offer them as one of my standard products. These grips are formed around a 22mm mandrel, a very standard measurement amongst all of my bicycles, which are from European, Australian and English ascent.
For the next couple of weeks, anyone purchasing one of my Classic, Classic II or Vintage tool bags will receive a pair of handlebar grips matching the bags leather for a total price of 70.00. Normal price, 82.00 AU ( 50.00 plus grips 32.00), plus postage. I offer standard registered postage of 23.00AU for International Registered post, and 12.00AU, anywhere in Australia.
Please note these handle bar grips were moulded on a 22mm mandril. This should take care of most vintage bicycle handlebar sizes. Length is about 120mm.
PLEASE NOTE: The Tan colour is no longer available. I still offer the Honey brown, Dark brown and Black. UPDATE: TWO PAIRS OF HANDGRIPS THAT WERE FITTED TO MY MOST POPULAR BICYCLES HAVE NOW LIVED THROUGH THREE YEARS OF HEAVY USE AND I STILL SEE NO WEAR. THEY ARE VERY RUGGED!!