Seat Barrel Bag
Very nice -- the brass rivet isn't the most elevated finish.
This is one of those "make your life easier" items that was really well thought out and executed. I read a lot of the reviews before buying it and some complained that the metal on the handle scratches the bike paint. I really can't see how that will happen if you install it correctly. The metal parts are inserted through the loop and voila...non-issue. I tried to force them out and even then they stayed put. I had some tape all ready to protect the frame and didn't end up needing it. I also saw a complaint about balance...my bike frame is far from symmetrical and certainly not balanced. But the lifter still works very well and I'd rather have it than not have anything. It just does it's job...it helps with lifting, whether it's to carry or hoist up on a rack. Lastly, I saw some complaints about price...really? This is a hand made item that is exceptionally well made using the best materials. It will outlast you. If you think you can do better for less money, knock yourself out! The last thing I want to do is try and replicate something that looks and works so well to save a few bucks. In case you can't tell...I love this thing. Oh...and the leather smells amazing too btw!
Stunning. I spent a late night with my wife Tina, attempting to braid the first half of a vintage Cinelli Criterium handlebar for my Conquers D elegance show bike, a1980 De Rosa Professional. We are not the types that read the directions but we should have...as well as watched the tutorials. We spent the rest of the night dreaming about the proper braiding process and now we are experts. The Bullwhip bars are stunning. The Walnut Studio leather is by far the best available
You will not be disappointed.
Love the quality, when wet stretches and the double sided tape holds the adhesion very well.
One thing please make sure that you are running one cable (brake) underneath. Two cables (brake & shift) may be too much on
a 26mm handlebar.
Before purchasing I had two concerns:
1) The grips wouldn't provide enough padding to adequately absorb shock.
2) I couldn't find any information on how long to submerge the leather to mold it without ruining the leather.
The first concern turned out to be a non-issue. Full disclosure: I have a cromoly fork so your mileage may vary, but I found he streamlined feel to be very ergonomic and pleasant. I have no issues riding over ridges or hitting potholes. No sprained wrists to date!
2) This one's a bit more nuanced. I did some independent research and learned about the difference between temperatures and length of time soaking he leather. The hotter the water, the more malleable the leather will be, but it will shrink more and become harder upon drying. I went for a middle-ground. I soaked them in as hot of water as I could stand for about 30s - 1m. They formed easily, and didn't shrink or harden more than the acceptable threshold. In retrospect, I wish I would've left about 1-2mm hanging off the edge of the handlebars but the little bit of exposed bar underneath isn't a deal-breaker for me.
The issue I did encounter was that the adhesive strip on he underside prevented one of the grips from completely absorbing water, and it dried with what looked like a big sweat stain prominently on the front of the grip. It made my OCD itch. My bike was left out in the rain overnight about a week later and the "stain" faded to look more like grain patterns. It is beautiful and adds character.
I did a baseball stitch and found the process to be fun and approachable for someone with no prior experience. It looks very uniform and adds the perfect accent to accompany my Brooks B17! I would give it 5 stars but I'm docking one for the lack of guidance on how to make soaking decisions on the part of Walnut. A blog post or video could've saved me a lot of time.
I would buy and install these again without hesitation. Length of ownership: 1month.
This pull is so gorgeous. I scoured every hardware source I know for something casual and unique for a coastal club room. This is very high quality, durable and just the right look.
I looked around for a while trying to find a good conditioner for my vegetable tanned leather. After trying a few before finding walnut studio I can say with certainty that this product works well and for great price.
Does what it says on the tin. Was expecting a larger pot but that's down to me to pay more attention when ordering next time. No complains here.
Travel Dominoes in Handcrafted Baltic Birch Box
I have tried a lot of different leather conditioners and this is by far my favorite. Easy to apply, with ingredients that I can pronounce. Great!
Love the feeling and the look. Hand made :))))
Beautiful; high quality material. Video makes installation doable.
I just recommend the leather bar wraps! Great Quality and a great look!
Nice leather! Very simple. Looks great! I will order more!
Superb quality....thanks for the quick shipping, too.
This thing is hot and handy - shiny and sexy, sexy in all the right places. Dagnab, it's a lovely leather beaut that I'm proud to call my own. I may be the one holding it, but it definitely carries its own weight.
I don't mind paying mind for a superior product that will make my life on and off the bike easier. That's where The Little helper comes on, but don't do the full job. The two main issues are:
1. It scratches the frame paint: as other reviewers noted, it's borderline impossible to keep the metallic parts of the buckled tucked inside the leather ring and, as soon as you pull the handle, the buckles will move and scratch the paint. I've tried covering them with several different matters, but, at the end, I had to put transparent adhesives on the frame and also cover the buckles with tape. Not only does it look very ugly now, but I also had scratches on my frame until I realized it was scratching it, since I supposed the buckles wouldn't have moved that much. It's a huge shame, since they could very easily have put a leather flap to cover them or just come up with some other solution. I wouldn't mind paying more from that and given, the price and the positioning of the company, I was surprised to find what I consider to be a design flaw.
2.No help with balance: if you don't use heavy panniers, then that will not affect you, but, if you have them, then it becomes very hard to use The Little Helper to carry the bike, since it will be "falling" to the heavier side. I know that there's nothing the company can do about how gravity works, but I think it's important for commuter that carry pannier to know about that.
I wish they had thought the product more thoroughly. And I'll be happy to buy a new model if they update these issues.
Delivered on what was promised
I bought four travel cribbage boards for gifts. Everyone loved them. Me too - just kind of pricey for me, especially considering I paid extra duty in Canada. Shipping was supposedly covered as well - but I was charged for that too. So in short, love the board, not the price.
We needed a crib board for backpacking and this one is perfect. The order process was very straightforward and the product is great.
Very happy with this purchase. I have the honey color and they already have a nice patina. I installed them on a 3/4" galvanized pipe that I am using as a custom handlebar (complete with connectors to give them a "bullhorn" look). I've been stopped a few times on the street by people asking to take pictures. Easy to install and look great!
Leather Cabinet Handle - The Tilikum (Small)
We gave one of the three boards purchased to our son, who is traveling to Colombia in a week. The one suggestion I have is to provide, if possible, a couple of replacement pegs. The next time I order, I will hopefully be able to purchase a small container of them. Otherwise, delighted with the product.
Just installed my second set, and I love these wraps even more that the first time. Timeless product + fantastic customer service; this won't be my last purchase!
Very unique and great for travelling I'm very pleased with it thank you
Travel Cribbage Board
This blueprint case is gorgeous!!! It has amazing detail & truly is a quality piece. I purchased this for my husband for Christmas... but I can't wait to give it to him so I may use it for our anniversary next week instead
When I got notice of the sale, I ordered another and I moved my first Little Lifter to my lighter bike, for which I didn't need it as much. The undyed one is not as attractive as the black because both my bikes are blue, with black seats and black or silver fenders - no natural leather color anywhere else.
Somehow I couldn't justify buying a second at full price, but managed to justify it because of the discount. My '80's straight tubing steel bike with the rear Wald steel basket is much easier to haul up stairs with the Little Lifter.
FYI, I still find it easier to carry the bike down stairs by getting my shoulder under the top bar, because the bikes are rear-heavy. Not good to have the rear hang down when the higher steps are behind you.
Very happy with the products and the fast shipping!
These mud flaps are exactly what I was looking for. Nice hardware and installed easily on my aluminum fenders.
This is a very clever and compact cribbage board for those who can't leave home with out it! Beautifully hand made and promptly shipped. Great work!
Perfect size and weight for travel and very stylish so makes a great gift. Appreciated the very fast postage to Australia
I was worried about sewing these on myself, but once I started going it was quick and easy -- far easier than I expected. I finished up my bullhorns in about an hour, plus some time later to trim and fit the ends. They look *amazing* and feel great. They're a little thin, but the bike they're on is my around-town bike; if I was going to use them on a longer-range bike I'd want to put some sort of padding underneath, but I think you could do that without too much trouble.
Excellent quality, great service!
I bought several bags. Very well made and always attract attention from fellow bike enthusiasts.
Braided Leather Bar Wraps
What a great piece of craftsmanship this little cribbage board is. It is good fun to play with and ever so easy to take with you on route. According to my own choice, shipped with normal post to The Netherlands which took a little while, mainly due to Dutch customs. We will be using it wherever we go, excellent!
With the Little Lifter, my bike now officially invites me to constantly grab, lift, and hug her close to me on the stairs. Thank you.
My son wanted a lightweight travel cribbage board to take away on camping holidays. After researching a variety of boards I decided on the one from yourselves. He is delighted with his present and especially the reference to the world war soldiers. The board will go on many camping trips with him and his wife to northern Canada.
Thank you again.
Bought as a gift for my brother, who is a bicycle commuter in DC. He says it is very clever and useful. And makes trekking up stairs with his bike much easier!
They look nice with my brass fenders and don't rattle.
What a wonderful recreation. A well-crafted blend of nostalgia and fun.
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