Bicycle Shoulder Protector - The Leather "Portage Strap"

  • For those who prefer to shoulder their bicycle, this unique design provides a sleek and sophisticated solution.

    Vegetable-tanned and weatherproof-finished leather wraps are sewn around the top bar and seat tube of your bicycle, creating a padded and comfortable shouldering area.

    Whether you’re running up the stairs at the metro or walking through the office, the sturdy leather lets you portage your bicycle with ease.

    The simple installation will become a point of pride. The Portage Strap comes as a kit that you stitch on yourself with pre-punched stitching holes and a complete sewing kit to fit bicycle frame tubing of 1 1/8" diameter (approximately 2.86 cm).

    Available in colors to compliment Brooks saddle colors and your other Walnut Studiolo accessories, the Portage Strap is the perfect combination of beauty and function.

    Hand-made and hand-finished leather comes with choice of white, tan, dark brown, or black waxed thread, strong double-sided tape, and stitch kit with needle, thread, and instructions. 

  • INSTALLATION: See an installation video on our YouTube channel: 

    See a picture installation guide on  our Snapguide feedCheck out How to Install the Sew-On Bicycle Portage Strap by Walnut Studiolo on Snapguide .

    SPARE PARTSReplacement stitch kits, double-sided tape, and leather care dressing available in our Parts section. 

    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 : Natural, Honey, Dark Brown, or Black

    THREAD COLORS:White, Tan, Dark Brown, or Black

    : Vegetable-tanned leather

    DIMENSIONS: Appx 13" long by 3 3/4" wide. Fits road frames with 1 1/8" diameter tubing. The strap on the down tube is 3.5" long and on the top tube is 4.5". Please measure your bike to make sure there is enough room between cable braze-ons, if any, for the 4.5" strap on the top tube.

    MONOGRAMMING: Yes! This item can be monogrammed with up to 3 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 to Anthony Kerrigan, Austin Goodman, and

Customer Reviews

Based on 36 reviews
Five Stars

Five Stars

Great Product!

The Shoulder Protector shipped very quickly and was very easy to install. A high quality product. The monogram was the perfect touch since this was put on an engagement bike.

Easy and Chic

Easy to install, and looks great. As someone who often has to carry their bike on their shoulder, this prevents slipping and grip.

It works great on my girlfriend's bike, and she loves how it looks and feels!

Definitely recommend this product. I am probably now going to get one or two of my own bikes.

Baller Strap!

I take my bike on SF BART quite a bit and after carrying my bike up the stairs a few times I was looking for a solution to my aching shoulder. I'm so glad I came across this product. Not only does it look good personalized with my initials but it is saving my shoulder too!

1 2 3