Leather is functional and tactile, and it wears beautifully the more it is handled (and it's fine in the rain!).
It gets grippier when wet, and more beautiful with age as the oils in your hand give it a nice patina.
The leather is made with vegetable-tanned leather I finish with a combination process including Walnut Studiolo's weatherproofing dressing.
The leather pictured here is dark brown.
Pre-punched stitching guides along the sides, and comes with choice of white, tan, dark brown, or black waxed thread stitching kit.
SHIPPING: Do you want more shipping options? Faster, or cheaper? Go to our website, walnutstudiolo.com
INSTALLATION: how-to video here: http://youtu.be/NnTTm4xFQjw
Pictorial installation how-to here: http://snapguide.com/guides/install-leather-city-bike-grips/
COLORS: Natural, Honey, Dark Brown, Black
THREADS: White, Tan, Dark Brown, Black. Please specify your preferred thread color in the "message to seller" box during checkout, or else we will send our standard selection.
MATERIALS: Vegetable-tanned leather
DIMENSIONS: Fits 7/8" diameter city bicycle handlebars x 5 1/2" long. Cuts to length easily with an exacto blade or scissors.
MONOGRAMMING: Yes! This item can be monogrammed with up to 4 characters. If you'd like a monogram, please also purchase this monogram listing: https://www.etsy.com/listing/54577231/monogram-addition
PHOTOGRAPHY: Photography credit: Erin Berzel Photography www.erinberzel.com and Austin Goodman austingoodman.com. Installation photo by customer Kelly Shaeffer. See more photography on our Flickr page: http://bit.ly/X8v1zB
EACH ITEM IS MADE TO ORDER with love in my workshop in Portland, Oregon.
INTERNATIONAL orders, please note: our shipping and handling does not include your country's import taxes or VATs.
The City Grips were featured on a Signal Cycles bike on Urban Velo:
And on a Rapha bike by Beloved Cycles in the Oregonian:
"My city grips are working out great in the rain! The grip is great on wet hands and they don't get spongy or soggy like some other grips. They are wonderful!!" -HAILEY M.
"Very happy with this purchase. I enjoy the look so much that I seriously want to buy another bike just so I have a reason to get another pair of these grips. Also, I asked for the grips to be matched to the color of a Brooks honey leather saddle and it turned out perfectly. The combination looks stunning. I'm gonna enjoy these for a long time. Thanks."
"Subject: Walnut Studiolo City Grips - Rave review
Last week my order for the Walnut Studiolo City Grips arrived. I was excited!
Up until now, I've owned quite a few bicycle grips and was never satisfied with how they felt (or looked) because of their rubberiness or spongeyness or stiffness. As a graphic designer, I wanted a very specific look and feel for my bicycle grips. When I opened the package, I was delighted to see the high quality and beautiful feel of the leather... I knew I had made the right choice with your City Grips. This product is gorgeous.
With slight intrepidation, and after following the instructions of cleaning the handlebars, I proceeded to stitch the City Grips onto my bike. I've never sewed anything on my own in my life before. :) The stitching guide was clear and the process wasn't as difficult as I had imagined that it would be. Simply put, they look and feel great. I am exceedingly proud to have a Walnut Studiolo product on my bike...
Best regards and keep up the great work!"