Okay folks, I am gonna try to make one of these…
top tube pads for my bike. The one you see here is a super deluxe mass produced hemp cloth dealie which retails for around 18$ + shipping. I think I can beat the price, plus have some fun and learn a little bit about fabric related arty farty biz.
So far the project has entailed a journey underneath my house, where my dad said he had some extra pipe insulation sitting around. Underneath the house is a little sketchy + spooky. I found the piece he was thinking about, but it wasn’t long enough, so I’m off to the Depot for Homes, or maybe Lowes to see if I can snag a some.
Some well to do hipsters have already created their own little fixie pad factory operation, which you can check out here, but I’m not taking the easy way out and ordering from them, What fun woud that be? DIY baby!