On a trip, it was discovered that my folding bike had a crack in the frame… I was looking at 3 weeks in a foreign country with only the trains and my feet for transportation. My Husband found the local Brompton dealer and made the mistake of saying I could take my pick. Well, I made a bee line to the obnoxious glittering blue/purple bike
I love it BUT even folded, these little bikes are hard to carry. Husband bought a handle for his bike and I bought a bag to carry it in. Well… the bag is fiddly and takes room and time to put the bike it it.
The Man’s bike handle is black and plastic and matches his bike very well. So I took a crack at making my own in a more appropriate color palette. I copied the original one husband bought to make it.
Behold the handle!
Unfolded & off the bike
The fabric is some sort of upholstery from a time before I was born. Late 60’s maybe? Anyway, its been in my stash of favorites for a decade but it fit this purpose sooo well! Strapping and fiddly bitz are Dritz with matching purple Coats and Clark upholstery thread.
D-rings are to add a shoulder strap