Here's a video of one way to twine your handlebars. The twine I'm using is made from hemp and you can get some from Rivendell if your local crafts store doesn't have it.
What can you twine?
Well, I usually do my handlebars (where the tape ends). I've twined my top tube where the brake levers would hit if the bars spun. You can use twine instead of a chainstay protector. You can even use twine to cover up dents in paint, looks nicer than electrical tape. Skys the limit. I'm planning to twine a frame pump when I finally get a hold of one.
If you learn better from pictures and text, check out this excellent tutorial here.
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