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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

COLORS: Available in honey, dark brown, 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. Monogramming can add up to 2 weeks to the turnaround time. Monogram font and placement is as shown in this photo: https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0156/2360/products/Little_Lifter_-_monogrammed_grande.jpg?v=1420919334

We do not have numbers or special characters in our fontset like "&" -- although we can make a "*" or "+" or "."

PHOTOGRAPHY: More photography available on our Flickr page.

COLORS: Available in natural, 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.
Geoffrey and Valerie Franklin

The Little Lifter - Leather Bicycle Carrying Handle

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