Tom wrote: ----------- A year and a half ago, Neill Currie shared with the list the name of a harness maker in Pennsylvania who made for Neill some leather handlebar strips modeled after a set of Cinelli cork tape that Neill had sent him. I called the shop last year, and he made a set in honey tan and a set in black for me (to match with a couple of Brooks saddles). The cost was about $25 per set. I highly recommend the product.
The man's name is Joel. He works at: Mark's Harness Shop 1809 Springs Road Springs, PA 15562-9705
I no longer have his phone number, but if you search the archives, I think Neill provided one, probably around September of '01. --------------- Great that you kept that # and address, I had lost it, and wouldn't mind getting some more custom tape. As an update, the patina on the tape grows with each ride, and has always been a perfect match for a honey B-17 which is on the same bike. (Can you say "Schweet?"). Now, if only Salsa made their leather chainstay protector in a tan finish, instead of that pedestrian black.
Neill "always a sucker for the Corinthian leather look, as long as it's not Lederhosen" Currie. Portland, Maine.
Neill Currie, Portland, Me 04102, USA.
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