In the decade or so in which I have biked on my Surly Steamroller (or my Happiness Engine, as I like to call it), I've gone through far too many rolls of bar tape. I never understood why wrapping handlebars in fussy cork origami was the only solution to protecting my hands.
After a couple of days of riding around with my newly installed sew-on wraps, my only complaint is that I wish that I had known about them sooner. Not only do my bars look better: they seem more comfortable, even though they offer less padding than does the standard cork wrap. Perhaps it is because my grip is surer on the bars: I don't have to work so hard to control the bars when I'm doing things like accelerating (which, on a fixed gear, usually involves standing and leaning forward over the bars).
I did spend some time deliberating over my purchase because I usually don't buy leather products. Have you considered making sew-on wraps in a synthetic leather?
I purchased these for my Fuji Feather and they are perfect! The assembly was so easy! I do wish they sold end caps as an option, but those are easy enough to get.
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.
Beautiful; high quality material. Video makes installation doable.
I just recommend the leather bar wraps! Great Quality and a great look!
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!
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.
I've purchased these before for a different boy or and had to get them again. Simply beautiful. They can be a bit tricky to put on, but with patience and the helpful directions provided and online videos it's really made easy. I'll purchase again, again and again.
I purchased these to put on a new project bike after I ran out of leather. I sew leather wraps on all of my bikes, and have done so for some time. Anyway, after I sewed one wrap on, I began to tighten the stictching, and all of the sinew tore through the provided holes in the leather. I didnt even apply much pressure at all, there was still a lot of slack.
Because you sew them on while wet. I tried to punch new holes in the leather and still complete the wrap. These holes tore out as well. It's really too bad.
Looks like a great product, but mine was brittle and weak. Perhaps it was just a defective wrap?
Just as advertised good instructional video for installation. Looks great.
I've purchased black color. It was really easy to install, but what a difference it made! Will certainly recommend this product.
Can't wait to finish my bike. Thanks
They were simple to sew on and they look fantastic. Also, they're comfortable even for long rides. I will definitely keep purchasing from this store and recommend to all of my cycle enthusiasts. Thanks!!
High quality, easy application.
It was a little intimidating being asked to sew on the wraps with no leather working or sewing skills, but if you read the instructions, watch the video and take your time it will turn out great. Custom monogram looks very cool too!
Easy to follow instructions on video
simple and beautiful
I am very pleased with my wraps. I have been frustrated with a lot of products I have been receiving lately for my home I am renovating. Very refreshing to deal with a straightforward company and a solid handmade product.
It's really a wonderful vintage piece for my bike!
thanks Walnut Studiolo
This was one of the finest packages I've received. Very personal and charming. The leather quality is outstanding, and it looks really, really beautiful. :)
Thank you too, Walnut Studiolo
Looks brillant and was easy to wrap and stich around the handlebar
Hands down the best bar tape I've ever used.
What an upgrade aesthetically, gorgeous addition to my ride
I was really happy to find this alternative to conventional grips or bar tape. Installation wasn't as easy as the videos make it look, but it was a fun project, and I'm really impressed with how they look and feel once installed.
If you're the kind of person who enjoys bicycle maintenance and appreciates the look and feel of high quality leather, you'll love these.
I'm glad I went with this as-is sale model. It was the perfect choice for my recumbent. The leather was wide enough to stretch over the bar-end shifter cable, and long enough to cover both grips with just half the leather.
Beautiful bar wraps.It was little difficult for me to set.But enjoyed!!
Great service. They were extremely helpful in helping me choose the right colour leather and would definitely recommend them.
I have ergonomic bars, this product didn't fit. It looked to be well made, but it would have been nice had the description given we an idea of handlebars that don't work with this product.
I would first have to say that it is about time that we have a company in the US that has quality made products as offered by Walnut Studiolo. Ordering from the UK or overseas is what I try to stay away from. When I found out that the sew-on handlebar wraps were available and would ship from Portland, I had to go with Walnut Studiolo. I really liked the biography and concepts of the company, and the quality and care really shows in their products. It took me quite a bit of time to install my first sew-on wraps. But with help of the online installation videos, I am very satisfied with my results. I have been eyeing the matching honey Portage Strap and will definitely be a return customer. Definitely will tell my friends about Walnut Studiolo!
A bit of effort and time, but worth it.
great vintage appeal
Thad my third order from seller. Love their products
Can't wait to purchase another pair in the future!
absolutely love it.
Gave to my son as a christmas gift. He was thrilled. Not sure how they are working out for him because he doesn't live here. I will find out when I go visit in the spring. One thing I will say is that your customer service is amazing. I had them within a few days of ordering. No sweating it out to see if they would make it by christmas. Thank you.
Fantastic quality and finish! Great customer service and communication. Looking forward to the two cable brake and shifter model!
The grips are amazing and when I needed advise before purchasing I called the chaps at Studiolio and they were fantastic. 1st class product and a 1st class service which I highly recommend if you are after the best products to enhance your cycling experience.
these wraps are nithe and prethithe! not only do you get excellent quality leather but you also get the joy of hand stitching it yourself. on a scale of 1 to Ebba Zingmark i have to say 10 Ebba Zingmarks! and dayyumm gurl.. Ebba Zingmark mmmmmmmmm.
but for real these wraps are great.
Awesome product. Very well made and unique!
While restoring my old 90’s steel frame bike, I came across the leather handle bar tape, my old bike now looks a million dollars and the stand out is definitely the sew on leather bar tape. A great product at a reasonable price.
These sew-on leather bar wraps are a beaut! They went on easily and look exquisite along with my perfectly matching Brooks Saddle. I couldn't be happier!
The leather is beautiful and supple. Easy to follow instructions (the video was particularly helpful). I will recommend these bar wraps to every cyclist I know!
I absolutely love the sew on bar wraps! They were easy to put on and the classic look it added to my bike was spectacular.
Although these were a gift for my husband, I cannot tell you how much he adored them. He has yet to put them on as the bicycle is still in the making, but he is very excited about the about the sew-on leather wraps for his handlebar. Thank you!
Your products are amazing and have really made my bike look great! You are also a great company and I will definitely recommend you to anyone. Thanks again for going the extra mile!!!
Easy installation. Nice looking. And leather smells so good!
They take some time to sew on, but are definitely worth it. They feel great, and add some class to your ride. Be prepared for compliments! Awesome customer service to boot. Highly reccomended.
Exactly what I wanted.. I really like the quality of the leather and the speedy delivery :) I'll send a pick of the bike at a later time.. In case you want to see your product at work.
Cheers to you too!
This product allowed me to bring my 1986 Schwinn Le Tour back from Grave Yard.
The instructional You-Tube video was extremely helpfull for insulation.
After following your instructions carefully , I was initially very pleased with the fit and finish of your leather wraps. They looked great and were very comfortable.
Unfortunately after 7-10 days the inside ends of the wrap shrunk and pulled away unevenly about 1/2' and 3/4' from the bar indent.
So now I have a uneven gap on each side instead of fitting flush against the bar indentations.
I am now forced to incur the cost and extra effort to fix this.
This is unfortunate and makes it difficult for me to recommend your product.
A disappointed customer,
I LOVE my new handlebar wraps! Beautiful quality and craft. Not only do they look awesome - but they feel and function brilliantly too. Sewing them on is a little daunting at first - but follow the excellent video and trust (half way through the first one, I had a little panic - but they work perfectly in the end!). My bike is a whole lot more beautiful now.
Love this product and the install video helped too
Takes some time to Install for the first time, but looking forward to installing on my other bikes. Very comfortable and durable - I have a 25 mile commute one way I'm sure it will hold up better than anything I've ever used.
I love the look of these handlebar wraps, and appreciate your guidance when installing them.
Very nice product, my bike is nicer now !!
Thank you, and please, go on! Your work is amazing !
Such a beautiful product! Very fun kit and it shipped so fast!
great product, great service! I will buy from them again for my next bike!
Used these on a set of bullhorn bars instead of drops. They look just as awesome and I got to use the extra material for some cool accents on my bike and some other stuff.
Look amazing and were surprisingly easy to put on.К
Great to work with. I'm back again and it won't be the last time. Thanks for making my bikes cool.
Beautiful. It is exactly what I hoped for!
Love the Leather handlebar wraps. Easy to install on my Nitto Rando bars with about 6 inches left over on each one.
Absolutely GORGEOUS! Thank you so much! My bike is looking better and better with each new addition.
Very well made, great looking, and easy to install using the well written instructions. I put these on an early '70s road bike that still has old fashioned components, and they fit right in and class things up a bit. Good communication, quick shipping, and an all around pleasant transaction. Thanks, Geoff!
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