Often people are worried about how to look good on a bike but we know how to make it easy.… Read More How to Look Good While Riding a Bike
Happy Bike Month! Riding a bike in the city can be fun, safe and easy once you know the basics. Here are our favorite tips for getting started.… Read More How to Ride a Bike in the City
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 The intuitive wrap you’ve been waiting for: Introducing Coil Leather Bar Wraps
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.
A few years ago, one of James Cooper’s friends gave him a monogrammed small storage box from Walnut Studiolo, and the photographer was soon hooked.
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?
On our recent trip to Japan, we got a sense of the general cycling scene in Japan. Mostly characterized as mamachari (“mama chariots”), they were mostly inexpensive, Dutch-style, step-through bikes with few gears. Which makes sense, because these were mostly cross-town bikes on flat streets. Bike parking was a big deal here. There were bike valets… Read More Field trip: The bicycles of Japan