Garage door seal makes a great first layer for thickening up the padding on bars. Early in the day while moving some boxes in the garage the remnant of a former home improvement project tumbled to the floor. Later that night I was debating opening up a new pack of bar tape only to have it disappear under a double wrap. I looked down to see the answer right under foot. I electric taped a piece of the door sealer to the bars, then bar wrapped over the top. So far its quite comfortable.

4 Responses to “Padding”

  1. wil says:

    they are plush for sure. Mike, check out my post “sunday outing” and look at the 6th picture down of your Soma. not a detailed bike shot but pretty cool. I especially like the subtle shadow on the pebbles.

  2. mb says:

    Wil, that picture is way cool. I really like it. Was a good day out for sure. Looking forward to more riding… when are you starting the century a month?

  3. Wil says:

    January will be the first one. I will get my bike dialed in over the holidays with the IGH and be set to make it happen. We will need to talk packs, gear soon.

  4. mb says:

    yes. i’m picking up that sewing machine this week. should get a lesson on it over the holidays… and then attempt to sew a frame bag.
    on the list to make: pogies!, frame bag, smaller seat bag for the IF, front bag for the IF, basic bivvy (tyvek?), 2 person tarp that hangs off the bike (have some ideas about using the saddle with some guy lines to hold 1 end up…