New product announcement! Coil Leather Bar Wraps are a new style of leather handlebar wrap that should be intuitive for anybody who has ever used handlebar tape. They coil around the handlebar like typical bar tape out of one single piece of full grain veg-tan leather. … Read More New product! Introducing Coil Leather Bar Wraps
We’re used to seeing gorgeous customer photos of their bike designs with our leather bike accessories, but it’s not everyday we have the good fortune to meet a cat that bikes in style.
We recently interviewed Mr. Pig Cat, a classy cat from Northeast Ohio who loves adventures. Yes, Mr. Pig Cat is really his name (friends and owner Audrey call him Piggy) and yes, he really rides on a bike, in a bike basket.… Read More Customer Profile: Meet Mr. Pig Cat, the Stylish Bicycling Cat
We answer questions on how to deal with padding and cushioning your leather bar wraps. … Read More FAQ: Options for padding and cushioning bicycle handlebars for hands and wrists
Justin Lewis has been a road cyclist for nearly 20 years and over that time he has developed a passion for buying, assembling and customizing bikes. So when his sister mentioned she wanted to start riding a bike to work, he jumped at the opportunity to put a bike together for her and he chose… Read More Customer Profile: Justin Lewis and Two Birds Brewing
Solé Bicycles started as a group of friends who wanted to make affordable bikes that were cool and functional. Years later, they are now a thriving company with a focus on user friendly bikes that are also fashion-forward.
We’ve taken old-fashioned leather bullwhip braiding techniques and figured out how to apply them to your bicycle handlebar for a tactile, cushioning leather handlebar wrap. … Read More Introducing a new way to wrap your handlebars in leather: the Bullwhip Bar Wrap
Can red thread be purchased in lieu of the choices displayed on your web page? For the black city grips. Thanks, Roger Great question. To keep things simple, Walnut currently only carries waxed thread for its sew-on leather bicycle accessories in four different standard, natural-toned colors: white, tan, dark brown, and black. But, we think… Read More FAQ: Colored thread choices for our sew-on leather bicycle accessories
Hi, While I’m eagerly waiting for my just ordered City Grips, here comes my question: which is the better position for the stitching? At the front of the grip, below it (very hard to stitch) or towards the back? Cheers from Italy, Massimo Hey Massimo, Great question! It totally depends on what you like. There… Read More Q & A: Which way to align the stitching on your grips?
Do the sew on wraps come with bar end plugs? Thanks, Brian Our leather bar wraps and city grips don’t currently come with bar plugs, which are an important accessory to add to your bike. Bar plugs are a required safety equipment on racing bikes, and well recommended for preventing bodily injury during falls. Here are… Read More Bar plug options for your leather bar wraps and city grips
An alert reader noticed these pictures of a custom project we did for another customer on our Flickr page and wondered about the color. This was a custom color job for a customer, and we call this “light brown”. It’s somewhere in between our two standard colors that we call “honey” and “dark brown”. We… Read More Somewhere between honey brown and dark brown