Little Lifter


  • The original bicycle frame handle was launched by us on Kickstarter in 2012 and featured in the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) Design Store in 2014. The frame handle (a.k.a. “The Little Lifter”!)  is a comfortable, stylish, sturdy, and easy-to-use leather handle for carrying your bicycle, whether it's up the stairs, across the tracks, or onto the metro.          

    Designed for commuters, this minimalist handle makes carrying your bike actually feel easier and lighter by lowering the center of gravity and using your normal muscle groups for lifting and holding your bicycle, same as lifting a grocery bag or carrying a briefcase. 

    Most riders pick up their bike by the top tube, which requires you to bend your elbow at an uncomfortable angle. This causes strain on your elbow and shoulder and makes carrying your bike any distance feel awkward.

    Because it’s easier to lift a bike with the Frame Handle, you’re more in control when walking up stairs or in a crowded setting.

    The Frame Handle has two adjustable buckles. One that wraps around the down-tube and one around the seat-tube. It can be mounted above the derailleur and below most water bottle cages.

    The leather we purchase is USA-tanned leather from American steers in St. Louis, Missouri with hardware sourced from an Ohio leather company. 

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  • INSTALLATION:

    See a picture guide showing how to install your frame handle on our Snapguide channel:
    How to Install a Bicycle Frame Handle by Walnut Studiolo on Snapguide.

    See a short installation video here on our youtube channel.                                                                                         

    See an installation picture guide on our snapguide channel HERE:
    How to Install a Bicycle Frame Handle by Walnut Studiolo on Snapguide.

    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 3.75" - 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. Please note that the monogram service can add up to 2 weeks to the turnaround time. Monogram font only available as shown below, in 1/2" size. Font is shown in the pictures of the various items above. 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 "Special Instructions" box during checkout. 
    Walnut Studiolo Monogram Font
    PHOTOGRAPHY: More photography available on our Flickr page



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