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Bicycle Frame Handle - "Little Lifter"

Color: Honey
Dark Brown
Size: Regular

Our "Little Lifter" Frame Handle offers a solution to a common bicycle commuting problem: it makes lifting and maneuvering your bike easier. Everyday obstacles like stairs, curbs, garage hooks, trolleys and trains can make carrying your bike challenging.

Like attaching a briefcase handle to your bike, the Frame Handle lowers the bike's center of gravity and takes advantage of your most commonly-used muscle groups to make lifting feel easier, lighter, and more in control. 

Originally launched on Kickstarter and featured in the Museum of Modern Art’s (MoMA) Design Store, the Frame Handle is easy to install, weatherproofed, sustainably handcrafted from American leather, and available in colors to match your leather saddles. It comes in sizes Regular and Large for different size frame tubes (see Size info below). 


- More Uses for the Bicycle Frame Handle: alternate locations on unique frame types (mixte/step-through frames, e-bikes, folding bikes, cargo bikes), extra lifting point on the rear rack, bicycle storage "loop" for wall-mounted hooks

Fitting the Bicycle Frame Handle with Water Bottle Cages

Understanding Bicycle Frame Handle Sizes: Regular vs Large

- Protecting Your Paint Job with the Bicycle Frame Handle

HOW DOES IT WORK? Watch a 1-minute introduction video (from Kickstarter) on our Vimeo channel:

See a short installation video on our Vimeo channel:  

COLORS: 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: If in doubt, order the size Large.  

  • 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 and e-bikes). 

READ MORE about sizing on our blog post, Understanding Bicycle Frame Handle Sizes, particularly if you have an e-bike. 

SIZE 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 - 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: Credit to Erin Berzel Photography and Austin Goodman.  

Customer Reviews

Based on 224 reviews
Judy B. (Brooklyn, US)
Easy Peasy

I recently moved from a house in Buffalo with a garage, to a 4-story walk up apt. in Brooklyn. Needless to say, this Bike Frame Handler is a lifesaver, especially after a long ride under to hot sun. The Handler is so elegant & simple and makes carrying my bike up the stairs a breeze, truly. It helps me center the weight of the bike so that carrying it is so much easier. And the leather is beautifully finished. I gave two to my brother for his tandem and he told me it is no longer so awkward to get on the bike rack on his car. I cannot recommend this enough!

Jeremy R. (Salt Lake City, US)
The handle is a bike accessory you didn't know you needed

I was looking for a way to get my bike up and down to floors from my apartment, and was surprised the lack of options I was able to find. Luckily however, Walnut seems to have found the niche, and rather than cheaping out with something made in China, it looks great and well made. I wholeheartedly recommend it, and if I get a second bike, I will definitely be getting a handle for it as well.

Beautiful craftsmanship and leather.

And I am very picky about my leather goods, sometimes I find LV�s finishing to up to my standard, so that gives you an idea of my expectations.