Had a bit of time left over today so started polishing the levers. Stripped the aftermarket rubber grips off the levers and they’ve now polished up nicely. Did the same with the old main grips as I’ve ordered some new-old stock grips from Italy!
Beneath the old grips were these slips of material which I think is leather – difficult to tell really. I accidentally sliced one nearly in half when removing the old grips as I didn’t realise they were there! I’m now soaking and flattening them as they were all out of shape, not sure whether they are needed yet.