Bicycle Frame Handle - The Leather "Little Lifter"

  • 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, natural, or black leather to match your Brooks saddle or other Walnut Studiolo accessories.

                                       

  • 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.

    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, 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 'Special Instructions' and we will include two large end belts upon request at no additional charge.  

    MONOGRAMMING: Yes! This item can be monogrammed with up to 4 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.

    PHOTOGRAPHY: To see more images of customers with Walnut Studiolo gear, follow us on Instagram with hashtag #walnutstudiolo. Photography credit: in-use by Erin Berzel, white background by Austin Goodman.  

     

Customer Reviews

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M
M.m.
Elbow_Shoulder_Saver

My_chiropractor_suggested_I_try_this_handle_to_alleviate_chronic_joint_pain_from_lifting_my_bike_to_my_shoulder_to_carry_it_up_stairs.__I_live_3_flights_up_and_take_public_transit_trains_which_are_2_or_3_flights_underground.__This_fantastic,_creative,_ingenius_device_has_totally_healed_my_elbow_pain_and_made_my_overall_biking_experience_easier_and_more_enjoyable.

J
J.
Great "Little Lifter"

This frame handle makes it very easy to pick up my bicycle and carry it the six steps at my building. Quality product!

M
M.
Works Well

Makes getting the bike up the stairs easier. The holes on the large strap are too far apart

J
J.H.
5/5

Bicycle Frame Handle - The "Little Lifter"

B
B.E.
A great product that didnt' last

I purchased a Little Lifter - Bicycle Frame Handle on 10/22/15. It broke 07/13/17. I loved that handle, but for the price, I expected it to last longer. I have no plans to buy a replacement.

Hi Brian, I'm so sorry to hear about this! This is so rare that it is actually the first time it's happened since we designed this product in 2012, but I wanted you to know that we warranty our work and would be happy to provide a free replacement belt. Shoot us an email at walnutstudiolo@gmail.com and we'll make sure we set it right. Happy summer riding! -Valerie
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