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As Vanity Fair said, "Repairability is the new luxury." That's why we sell leather care and replacement parts.
Our house-made, small-batch leather conditioner uses only time-tested natural ingredients. Our recipe was inspired by historic fishermen's boot recipes from the Library of Congress.
A modern twist on our classic leather grips, the Bare Knuckle Grips feature modern cut-outs for both tactile finger holds and submarine windows to the chrome of your handlebars below.
Experience both luxury and performance on your handlebars with old-fashioned vegetable-tanned leather grips. Durable in the elements, warm to the touch, and grippier when wet, our natural leather is a performance material with a beautiful look.
Like our other easy to sew on products, the Bare Knuckle Grips come as a kit that you stitch on yourself with pre-punched stitching holes, needle, thread, and instructions.
The natural oils in your hands burnish our high-quality American leather into a glossy patina that will last you a lifetime. You get to keep the patina you've earned: you can transfer it from bike to bike, and over the years it will only get more beautiful with use and time.
Fits standard flat handlebars with a 0.875" (7/8") diameter (approximately 22mm).
Tips and tricks on our blog:
Need help deciding which pair of bar wraps to get? Other handlebar questions? Check out our FAQ specific to Bicycle Handlebar Wraps.
INSTALLATION: Watch a how-to video on our Vimeo channel: https://vimeo.com/walnutstudiolo/citygrips
On our blog, one satisfied customer shared an alternate way to install our City Grips.
KIT CONTENTS: Included in each purchase is two grips, a stitch kit containing needle, thread, and instructions. Bar plugs not included, read more in our blog post. For more complex two-needle stitch patterns, you'll need to order extra needle and thread with an extra Stitch Kit.
SPARE PARTS: Our high quality leather can be uninstalled from one set of handlebars and re-installed on a new set. Replacement stitch kits, double-sided tape, and leather care dressing available in our Parts section.
COLORS: Honey, Dark Brown, Black
THREADS: White, Dark Brown, Black
MATERIALS: Vegetable-tanned leather, waxed thread
DIMENSIONS: Fits 0.875" (7/8" ~ 22mm) diameter city bicycle handlebars x 5.5" (140mm) long. Cuts to length easily with an exacto blade or scissors.
MONOGRAMMING: Sorry, this item cannot be monogrammed.
PHOTOGRAPHY: Credit to Erin Berzel Photography and Austin Goodman. Read a history of the 'Hold Fast' knuckle tattooon our blog.
Excellent packing ＋ user friendly instructions. The grips quality are beyond my expectation, amazing craftsmanship with unique design. Looks great on my vintage bike!!!
I don't think there's a cooler grip on the market. These knucklers are just bad* simple as that. I've been a fan of walnut studiolo for years.. very proud to have these on my vintage bicycle build 1972 Wearwell
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