Wrist and finger pain and numbness during cycling is real and can be a challenge for some cyclists. The intuitive solution would seem to be adding padding or cushioning to handlebars, but most bike experts agree that padding and cushioning handlebars is often not the only – or even a good – solution for the problem. … Read More FAQ: A word about padding or cushioning handlebar wraps for wrist and finger pain
If you’ve accidentally neglected vegetable-tanned leather or found a forgotten treasure in a thrift shop, we explain how to rejuvenate and rescue old, dry leather and moldy, mildewed leather. … Read More Moving forward with leather: rescuing and rejuvenating old or moldy veg-tan leather
How can you tell if it’s good quality is when you’re looking at it in a store or from a photograph online? Can you tell what kind of leather it is, and if it’s recoverable when you’ve found a hidden gem at a thrift store? In this post, we’ll discuss observable design details so you can make informed decisions. … Read More In the store: tips for spotting craftsmanship details and leather quality
More than once, we’ve been surprised to find how little information there is about leather – as broadly diverse a natural material as fabric or wood. We can’t wait to tell you more about it. What would you like to know?… Read More Poll: What do you want to know about leather?
We use the same, high quality, vegetable-tanned leather that has always traditionally been used for equestrian sport, so it’s a natural outdoor material (saddles, reins, bridles, etc). Our American vegetable-tanned leather is infused with waxes in the tannery to stand up to horse sweat, mud, and rain – in other words, just like riding a bicycle!… Read More FAQ: How does vegetable-tanned leather do in the rain?
You can personalize many of Walnut Studiolo’s products with initials or a short message – and now we’ve expanded our Monogramming Program to give you more options for your personal messages. … Read More Expanding our monogramming options
We answer questions on how to deal with padding and cushioning your leather bar wraps. … Read More FAQ: Options for padding and cushioning leather handlebar wraps
Here at Walnut Studiolo, we are dedicated to lasting quality – which can only come from a thoughtful hands-on process. Here’s why it matters.… Read More Why Handmade Matters
Thieves suck! Here are our customers’ ideas to prevent and deter theft of their Walnut Studiolo bicycle accessories. … Read More FAQ: Preventing theft of your bicycle accessories
Customer Sandi in Brooklyn, NY shared a few great tips for installing the Bullwhip Leather Bar Wraps on her bicycle – and a few creative new ideas as well.… Read More Customer Tips: Bullwhip Leather Bar Wraps