How to Cut and Wrap Bull Horn Handlebars for a Bike

I've had my fixie for about three years now if you've watched any of the other videos, but now what I want to do is I'm going to turn these handle bars into bull horns and I'm going to wrap them up with some tape wrap that I bought. 

First step is going to be super simple I think. I'm just going to take out the handlebars and use a pipe cutter to cut them into the bull horn shape. Like I said, I'm just going to unscrew here and I'm going to take these handlebars all the way out so I can cut them. Alright, so I've taken the handlebar off the bike and what I'm going do is I'm going to attach this pipe cutter here. I've measured out where I want the bull horn to start and I'm going to take this pipe cutter. If you've never used a pipe cutter before it's super simple, all you got to do is tighten up and then you move in a circular pattern around whatever you're trying to cut, and as you go around, with almost every turn, you want to tighten up a little bit more. So the first cut is done. Okay I made this cut, so all I am going do is use this piece to measure against the other handlebar how much I want to cut off. Alright so it's cut and we got pretty solid bull horns.

Use the Cut Piece to Measure Other Side

So now that we've got our bar all situated in everything, it's got to go back in now before anything else, because once you've already put the tape on it there's no way you're going to get it back into the slot. I've already put one of the bar ends in because I wanted to make sure that it fits, which it doesn't fit very well to be honest with you, but you know make do with what you got. Alright, so I'm going to put the other bar end in and the goal is to get the bar ends in first.

We got our bar ends in, we're just going to take the tape and we're gonna start at the top, and we're going to wrap up around the top of the bar end. Even though the bar end is sticking out a little bit, I'm going to wrap up almost to the lip of it so that we can get enough to stick in it. You want to wrap from the bar end down. You want to get the middle of the tape on the edge above where the last wrap is. So I'm going to cut my bar tape, it came with a little bit of electrical tape, so we're just going to take that electrical tape and start right at the bottom here. Alright so that's one down. So I'm just going to get my electrical tape, place it, and wrap it as close to the edge as possible.

Secure Bar Tape with Electrical Tape

Now that we've got this all done, we're just going to push our thumb nail around the edge of this bar end. It works pretty well to move the heel of your hand in a circle to push the bar end down, and make sure all the edges are in there. Pretty easy to do, just takes some time, now you have some bull horns and you are ready to ride.