We’re frequently asked about padding and cushioning options for our leather bicycle bar wraps and grips (more about that topic in this post). Here, we answer your questions and discuss each of our leather bar wraps, what kind of cushion they provide, and what kind of cushioning could be added. Updated 2019. 

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Customer Sandi Preston in Brooklyn, NY shared her tips for easily installing the Walnut Studiolo Bullwhip Leather Bar Wraps on her bicycle – and a few creative new ideas as well.  Continue reading

Curious about leather crafting? Let us teach you how to create your own gorgeous leather projects with our glossy new leathercrafting book, published by DK Publishing as the newest addition to their how-to book series, Idiot’s Guide: Leather Crafts, on June 14th.

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 […]

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 […]

Travel Dominoes Game Walnut Studiolo

Dominoes is such a fun game (and a good way to learn counting!), that I’ve also written rules on the version that we play with our Baltic birch travel dominoes. There are so many versions of the dominoes that of course it has its own website. The version that I learned is kind of a mash-up of All […]

Travel Cribbage Board Card Game

It’s come to my attention recently that not everybody knows how to play cribbage, and thus, can appreciate the brilliance behind our handmade travel cribbage board, the smallest and lightest cribbage board on the market. Quelle horreur! I’m going to fix that right now. Here are Walnut Studiolo’s completely opinionated and unambiguous rules of play for cribbage, […]

Walnut Studiolo Frequently Asked Questions FAQ

You asked, we answered. We just updated our Frequently-Asked Questions (FAQ) page with more answers to your frequently-asked questions, and re-organized the questions a bit with some in-page hyperlinking for navigability. We also made the FAQ page easier to find while you’re browsing by placing a link to it in the footer, and on the left-hand column […]

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 […]

Conditioning Vegetable-Tanned Leather

I just received your leathers and have installed one side of the sew-on handlebar leathers. It looks great! Unfortunately, it’s still a little too light coloured for my liking. Is there any way you would recommend for me to darken it? Are there any oils I can apply to the leather? Thanks in advance!! Regards, Lloyd You can darken our […]