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. Continue reading

We’re frequently asked about padding and cushioning options for our leather bicycle bar wraps and grips. Here, we answer your questions:  Continue reading

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 Walnut to help make it special.

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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. Continue reading

Bullwhip Braided Leather Bar Wraps

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.

White Clover Kiln Thread Colors

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 […]

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 […]

VELOX bar plugs - the perennial cyclist favorite

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 […]

Customer Bike Photo

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 […]

Tying off your city grips

Please explain how you tighten or lock the the initial stitch in the city grips.  It seems in the YouTube instructional video the the first stitch still has thread hanging off by the time you finished with the surgeon’s knot.  Thanks, Donald In the video, I use one needle, and one length of thread. This […]