Introducing the UpCycle Cage – a Kickstarter-exclusive, limited run, adjustable-sized bicycle water bottle cage hand-built from upcycled stainless steel water bottles.… Read More Announcing a New Kickstarter Project from Walnut Studiolo!
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 UPDATED 2021. Walnut stocks waxed thread for its sew-on leather bicycle accessories in three different natural-toned colors: white, dark brown, and black. But for some bikes it makes a lot of sense to… Read More FAQ: Colored thread choices for our sew-on leather bicycle accessories
If left out in direct sunshine too long, dappled with mud, or doused in a rainstorm, vegetable-tanned leather can lose its luster. That first hint of dry-ness is a sign that it’s time to take care of your leather with a gentle cleaning and a light conditioning treatment. We recommend taking care of your leather… Read More FAQ: How to care for your vegetable-tanned leather goods
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?
Walnut Studiolo provides solutions to everyday problems through beautiful, design-inspired products. We love seeing those products in action through customer stories and media. Giorgio Avola is an Italian fencer and bicycle lover. Giorgio won gold in the men’s team foil in the 2012 London Olympics and followed it with a gold at the 2013 World… Read More Giorgio Avola, Olympic gold medalist and Walnut Studiolo fan
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
Remember when you were a kid and the gifts most appreciated by your parents were always the handmade ones? Maybe it was a crayon drawing, a birdhouse or an apron with your handprints – you knew that the thoughtfulness and love that went into your gift made it extra special. At Walnut Studiolo, everything is… Read More Gifts for Every Dad Under $50 for the Perfect Father’s Day
I am about to install my bar wraps. (I just read the piece on your blog regarding the shrinkage issue one of your customers had. I will keep that in mind). The question I have is, when I get to the end of the either side of the handlebar with my sewing, I know I… Read More To tuck or not to tuck? How to finish your bar ends.