Wrap Vintage Trek Bike Cloth Handlebar Tape Like Factory Original

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I show how to wrap the handlebars on a vintage Trek bike in the same way they came from the factory. I bought a 1981 Trek 412 that had factory original cloth handlebar tape. I used the opportunity to document exactly how they were wrapped. Then I wrapped the handlebars on my 1980 Trek 412 just like the factory did. This would be useful for anyone wanting to do a full factory original restoration on a vintage Trek bicycle. Not sure all what years they wrapped the bars like this. At least to 1981.

This video is specifically for cloth tape and wrapping a vintage Trek in a factory original style. If you are wrapping modern tape, please refer to this other video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n-BMsC0Ao-o

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