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Bicycle Frame Handle - The "Little Lifter" - Leather Bike Handle

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The daily commute is fraught with urban obstacles: stairs, high curbs, trolleys and trains. Lifting your bicycle by the top tube can be awkward and cumbersome, particularly when you have full baskets and panniers.

Our "Little Lifter" Frame Handle provides a creative solution in a stunning, minimalist design that compliments your bike style.

The positioning of the Frame Handle lowers the center of gravity and uses muscles you ordinarily use to lift; making lifting your bicycle feel easier, lighter, and in control. Combined with classic buckles and fine leather, it’s no wonder the Frame Handle is featured in the Museum of Modern Art’s Design Store.

The vegetable-tanned leather is finished with our weatherproof dressing to keep you riding no matter the conditions.

Available in honey, dark brown, or black leather to match your Brooks saddle or other Walnut Studiolo accessories.

Watch a short video introducing the Little Lifter here on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j2biIjJIV3E

HOW TO INSTALL:
In a short video: http://youtu.be/wnbGTyJfZ60
In pictures: http://bit.ly/1sMxBxV

LEATHER: Your Walnut Studiolo product uses natural, vegetable-tanned leather and will not look exactly as pictured here. Real, natural leather carries is a natural material, so every hide has unique characteristics that individually personalize each product. Just as no two fingerprints are alike, each piece of leather is distinctive in its color, grain, and markings, which may include scars, mars, or blemishes that are a natural part of the cow's life and a sign of the high quality of the leather we use.

COLORS: Available in honey, dark brown, natural, or black. Please indicate your preference in the drop-down menu above.

MATERIALS: Bridle leather, nickel-plated steel hardware

DIMENSIONS: The Frame Handle measures approximately 7.5” end-to-end, with the handle itself running approximately 5.5” long.

SIZES:
The "Regular" size Frame Handle will fit most bikes. It fits tube circumferences approximately 3.15" - 5.75".

The "Large" size fits tube circumferences approximately 3.75" - 8.25" (usually mountain bikes).

An easy test to determine if you need Large belts: can you touch, or almost touch, your fingers around the tubes of your bike? If yes, the regular size usually will work great. If not, then please order the large from the drop-down menu above.

NOTE: The standard "Large" order comes with one regular belt, to fit the seat tube, and one large belt to fit the down tube. In nearly all cases, the seat tube is a size Regular to fit the standard-sized seat post, but if you need TWO large end belts - such as for a Brompton top tube - please simply leave us a note under 'Message to Seller' and we will include two large end belts upon request at no additional charge.

MONOGRAMMING: Yes! This item can be monogrammed with up to 3 characters using our 1/2" font set. Monogramming can add 2-3 days to the turnaround time. Monogram placement is shown in the last photo. Learn more about monogramming: https://walnutstudiolo.com/pages/monogramming-service. Please specify your monogram in the "Message to Seller" box.

PHOTOGRAPHY: More photography available on our Flickr page.

COLORS: Available in Honey, Dark Brown, or Black.

MATERIALS: Bridle leather, nickel-plated steel hardware

DIMENSIONS: The Frame Handle measures approximately 7.5” end-to-end, with the handle itself running approximately 5.5” long.

SIZES: The "Regular" size Frame Handle will fit most bikes. It fits tube circumferences approximately 3.75" - 6.5". "Large" belts are available upon request for larger bike tube diameters (such as mountain bikes). It fits tube circumferences approximately 4"-9.25". An easy test to determine if you need Large belts: can you touch, or almost touch, your fingers around the tubes of your bike? If yes the standard size will work great. If not, then please order the large from the drop-down menu above.

MONOGRAMMING: Yes! This item can be monogrammed with up to 4 characters. The monogram service can add up to 2 weeks to the turnaround time. Monogram font only available as shown in this photo, in 1/2" size: http://bit.ly/1oaAZ4B

Please note, we do not have numbers or special characters in our fontset like "&" although we can make a "*" or "+" or "." Please specify your monogram in the "Message to Seller" box during checkout. 

PHOTOGRAPHY: To see more images of customers with Walnut Studiolo gear, follow us on Instagram with hashtag #walnutstudiolo.

EACH ITEM IS MADE TO ORDER with love in my workshop in Portland, Oregon.

TESTIMONIALS:
The Frame Handle was field-tested by a dedicated volunteer crew of Walnut Studiolo fans, friends, and customers in March-April 2012. Here’s what they had to say about it in their feedback forms:

~ “It is a useful tool and [I] am finding it to be more helpful every day. But you won't realize how useful until you try one out. I was showing it to my husband and explaining what it was for but he really didn't 'get it' until I made him pick up my bike with it.”

~ “The other day the side of the bridge I wanted to cross on was closed so I had to ride underneath, lift my bike up the stairs (and running because i was on the way to a final for class!). Get back on my bike cross the bridge, jump off, carry it down the stairs, under the bridge and back up stairs on the other side - the handle makes those sort of activities a breeze.”

~ “I also have found that it is easier to hang my bike upside down in the garage by using the handle to flip the bike.”

~ “It's been useful for carrying my bike up my apartment stairs, and upstairs for work. It takes the burden of holding it on my shoulder and I can easily pick it up and trot on up, or down stairs!“

~ “The handle made it much easier to lift the bike up onto the hook [on the metro] and for upside down storage at home.”

~ “I have more control of carrying my bike from using the handle instead of the two handed approach of carrying it by the seat or top tube and the handles.”

~ “It for me worked the best at my office. There are about 6 stairs to go up, but they are not deep steps so its a steep staircase. The handle allowed me to get the wheels up higher so I could clear the stairs easier.”

~ “I love the look and that it doesn't stand out too much apart from the bike. It's subtle and classy.”

~ “Super easy [to install], I could do it in my sleep.”

~ “I was a bit worried it might scratch the paint with the rivet but realized when installing it I can tuck the rivet into the leather part of the handle and it won't touch the paint.”

~ “Great job! This is probably the most useful product I've seen out of Walnut yet.”

~ "Really handy! Altho it took me awhile to quit grabbing the top tube first – the old dog, new tricks rule in action. I’ve been commuting in Portland several days each week and doing weekend rides on salted roads at home, so it’s getting the full weatherizing treatment and holding up really well."
-DANA P.
The daily commute is fraught with urban obstacles: stairs, high curbs, trolleys and trains. Lifting your bicycle by the top tube can be awkward and cumbersome, particularly when you have full baskets and panniers.

Our "Little Lifter" Frame Handle provides a creative solution in a stunning, minimalist design that compliments your bike style.

The positioning of the Frame Handle lowers the center of gravity and uses muscles you ordinarily use to lift; making lifting your bicycle feel easier, lighter, and in control. Combined with classic buckles and fine leather, it’s no wonder the Frame Handle is featured in the Museum of Modern Art’s Design Store.

The vegetable-tanned leather is finished with our weatherproof dressing to keep you riding no matter the conditions.

Available in honey, dark brown, or black leather to match your Brooks saddle or other Walnut Studiolo accessories.

Watch a short video introducing the Little Lifter here on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j2biIjJIV3E

HOW TO INSTALL:
In a short video: http://youtu.be/wnbGTyJfZ60
In pictures: http://bit.ly/1sMxBxV

LEATHER: Your Walnut Studiolo product uses natural, vegetable-tanned leather and will not look exactly as pictured here. Real, natural leather carries is a natural material, so every hide has unique characteristics that individually personalize each product. Just as no two fingerprints are alike, each piece of leather is distinctive in its color, grain, and markings, which may include scars, mars, or blemishes that are a natural part of the cow's life and a sign of the high quality of the leather we use.

COLORS: Available in honey, dark brown, natural, or black. Please indicate your preference in the drop-down menu above.

MATERIALS: Bridle leather, nickel-plated steel hardware

DIMENSIONS: The Frame Handle measures approximately 7.5” end-to-end, with the handle itself running approximately 5.5” long.

SIZES:
The "Regular" size Frame Handle will fit most bikes. It fits tube circumferences approximately 3.15" - 5.75".

The "Large" size fits tube circumferences approximately 3.75" - 8.25" (usually mountain bikes).

An easy test to determine if you need Large belts: can you touch, or almost touch, your fingers around the tubes of your bike? If yes, the regular size usually will work great. If not, then please order the large from the drop-down menu above.

NOTE: The standard "Large" order comes with one regular belt, to fit the seat tube, and one large belt to fit the down tube. In nearly all cases, the seat tube is a size Regular to fit the standard-sized seat post, but if you need TWO large end belts - such as for a Brompton top tube - please simply leave us a note under 'Message to Seller' and we will include two large end belts upon request at no additional charge.

MONOGRAMMING: Yes! This item can be monogrammed with up to 3 characters using our 1/2" font set. Monogramming can add 2-3 days to the turnaround time. Monogram placement is shown in the last photo. Learn more about monogramming: https://walnutstudiolo.com/pages/monogramming-service. Please specify your monogram in the "Message to Seller" box.

PHOTOGRAPHY: More photography available on our Flickr page.

COLORS: Available in Honey, Dark Brown, or Black.

MATERIALS: Bridle leather, nickel-plated steel hardware

DIMENSIONS: The Frame Handle measures approximately 7.5” end-to-end, with the handle itself running approximately 5.5” long.

SIZES: The "Regular" size Frame Handle will fit most bikes. It fits tube circumferences approximately 3.75" - 6.5". "Large" belts are available upon request for larger bike tube diameters (such as mountain bikes). It fits tube circumferences approximately 4"-9.25". An easy test to determine if you need Large belts: can you touch, or almost touch, your fingers around the tubes of your bike? If yes the standard size will work great. If not, then please order the large from the drop-down menu above.

MONOGRAMMING: Yes! This item can be monogrammed with up to 4 characters. The monogram service can add up to 2 weeks to the turnaround time. Monogram font only available as shown in this photo, in 1/2" size: http://bit.ly/1oaAZ4B

Please note, we do not have numbers or special characters in our fontset like "&" although we can make a "*" or "+" or "." Please specify your monogram in the "Message to Seller" box during checkout. 

PHOTOGRAPHY: To see more images of customers with Walnut Studiolo gear, follow us on Instagram with hashtag #walnutstudiolo.

EACH ITEM IS MADE TO ORDER with love in my workshop in Portland, Oregon.

TESTIMONIALS:
The Frame Handle was field-tested by a dedicated volunteer crew of Walnut Studiolo fans, friends, and customers in March-April 2012. Here’s what they had to say about it in their feedback forms:

~ “It is a useful tool and [I] am finding it to be more helpful every day. But you won't realize how useful until you try one out. I was showing it to my husband and explaining what it was for but he really didn't 'get it' until I made him pick up my bike with it.”

~ “The other day the side of the bridge I wanted to cross on was closed so I had to ride underneath, lift my bike up the stairs (and running because i was on the way to a final for class!). Get back on my bike cross the bridge, jump off, carry it down the stairs, under the bridge and back up stairs on the other side - the handle makes those sort of activities a breeze.”

~ “I also have found that it is easier to hang my bike upside down in the garage by using the handle to flip the bike.”

~ “It's been useful for carrying my bike up my apartment stairs, and upstairs for work. It takes the burden of holding it on my shoulder and I can easily pick it up and trot on up, or down stairs!“

~ “The handle made it much easier to lift the bike up onto the hook [on the metro] and for upside down storage at home.”

~ “I have more control of carrying my bike from using the handle instead of the two handed approach of carrying it by the seat or top tube and the handles.”

~ “It for me worked the best at my office. There are about 6 stairs to go up, but they are not deep steps so its a steep staircase. The handle allowed me to get the wheels up higher so I could clear the stairs easier.”

~ “I love the look and that it doesn't stand out too much apart from the bike. It's subtle and classy.”

~ “Super easy [to install], I could do it in my sleep.”

~ “I was a bit worried it might scratch the paint with the rivet but realized when installing it I can tuck the rivet into the leather part of the handle and it won't touch the paint.”

~ “Great job! This is probably the most useful product I've seen out of Walnut yet.”

~ "Really handy! Altho it took me awhile to quit grabbing the top tube first – the old dog, new tricks rule in action. I’ve been commuting in Portland several days each week and doing weekend rides on salted roads at home, so it’s getting the full weatherizing treatment and holding up really well."
-DANA P.

Reviews

5 out of 5 stars
(1,685)
Reviewed by qdustbunny
5 out of 5 stars
Jan 16, 2018
Husband loves it. Helps him carry his bike up and down the stairs.
Bicycle Frame Handle - The "Little Lifter" - Leather Bike Handle

Reviewed by accrobyte
5 out of 5 stars
Oct 28, 2017
Very nice quality and finish!
Bicycle Frame Handle - The "Little Lifter" - Leather Bike Handle

Reviewed by Rachel Schalk
5 out of 5 stars
Apr 15, 2017
Lovely handle for my Mother's Pashley. She loves it! Thank you!
The Little Lifter - Leather Bicycle Carrying Handle

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We'll gladly accept your return of clean and undamaged merchandise within 90 days of shipment for exchange or refund. Returns of merchandise received after 90 days of shipment will be exchanged or refunded on a discretionary basis for merchandise credit for the purchased value of the product, and may be subject to a 10% restocking fee.

We regret that we cannot accept returns on the following items: custom, monogrammed, or laser-engraved products, unless there is a serious manufacturing defect.

If there is a quality issue or serious manufacturing defect on our part, then we can provide you with a postage-paid return label (US addresses only). Note that the normal variations in leather inherent to the qualities of the leather are not considered manufacturing or quality defects, but rather are a signal of the genuine, natural, and high-quality material we use.

Otherwise, return shipment cost is the responsibility of the customer. For clean and undamaged merchandise, the refund will be for the product value and not the original cost of shipping. In some instances, the refund may be subject to a 10% restocking fee.

To send in a return, simply return the merchandise with a note explaining your request for return or exchange and your order receipt to:

Walnut Studiolo
36005 Highway 53
Nehalem, OR 97131

If you wish to return your purchase for a refund, we'll credit your original method of payment for the merchandise purchase price. If you wish to exchange your purchase for a different size, color or style, we'll credit your return shipping charges and ship the new items to you with no additional shipping charge (US addresses only).

If you're not satisfied with your purchase, just let us know why, and we'll work with you to find a satisfactory resolution.

So far, an exceptionally small number of items have come back to us, and we work hard to keep it that way!

For more information and customer service: http://walnutstudiolo.com/pages/contact
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EXPRESS shipping options available (including FedEx and DHL Express). Please call or message us if you have a particular delivery deadline!

INTERNATIONAL customers: please note that our prices DO NOT INCLUDE customs duties and taxes, such as the VAT or GST.

Read our complete shipping policy:
https://walnutstudiolo.com/pages/shipping-policy

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Contact information and customer service: http://walnutstudiolo.com/pages/contact

Walnut Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ): https://walnutstudiolo.com/pages/faqs

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We are a family run company on a mission to design durable, unique, and functional (awesome) products that reflect our values and that we want to use ourselves.

We think about our environmental footprint in everything we do! Learn more about our Sustainability Policy here: https://walnutstudiolo.com/pages/sustainability

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Bicycle Frame Handle - The "Little Lifter" - Leather Bike Handle

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  • Handmade item
  • Materials: metal hardware, hand dyed vegetable tanned leather
  • Feedback: 1685 reviews
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