In July 2007, the products “Lizard Skins Lever Grips” (for “greater control and comfort’) seemed (at $3.99/pr.) as exactly the right accessory for brake levers on a flat bar. So perfect that, after “testing,” a second pair was obtained and then a third (to replace the first which were worn out) in August 2019 (now $8.00). Here they are worn out . . .
These grips had a nice fabric feel with a sewn seam and a rubberized liner. They mounted easily with the ever-reliable lubricant hairspray.
When both the second a third sets (on two different flat bars) wore out, it seemed like an easy task to get replacements.
Lizard Skins offers all sorts of neat bicycle and sports accessories but brake lever grips no longer. The best result after a lot of web searching was “not available.”
Returning to the search recently, up came “Race Ready Pro Cycling” which leads to EBay for a similar product in silicone at $8.99 and here they are installed in black.
These would also fit “North Road” handlebars but that seems a little de classe.
Just ordered another set in red and one in black pair at $3.19 from another vendor . . . who turns out to ship from the “KEP Sorting Center,” Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan – where else? Here is the proof: