Picture of Paracord Bike Frame Handle
I saw this idea by Walnut Studiolo on Kickstarter. The version I created is made from paracord and aluminum bar. It attaches by loops and Chinese button knots.  Below you'll find a video on how to do that knot. 

Step 1: Shape the bar

Picture of Shape the bar
To get a proper curve for the handle I bent 1/2" X 1/8" aluminum bar over a paint can. This curve was too round so I opened back up some. 
mcdan198525 days ago
Thanks,this is going straight on my new bike once it's delivered...
MikeD311 months ago

Just finished making this great project, I live on the 2nd floor of a building without an elevator so this is going to come in handy. While making this project I found that getting the length correct took some trial and error, what with the amount of elasticity in the paracord. I also found that the loops with the chinese ball knot came apart quite easily (this may just be down to not getting my cobra weave adequately tight) so I used the metal part from the top of a disposable lighter to make a crimp, keeping both ends securely fastened.

jdoorenbos1 year ago

Slick idea! I have one question though: when you carry the bike, the loop towards the back braces itself against the clamp holding the front derailleur, do you think it's possible, after extensive use, for that to start causing minor adjustments to the placement of your derailleur? Perhaps not, but if so, that could cause some strangeness in your shifting.

Mr.Sanchez1 year ago

Nice Bike !! It fits perfectly with your Green T-shirt ( I´ve got one of those too) Thanks for share, it`s ready in my Looooong "to do" List.

Mrballeng (author)  Mr.Sanchez1 year ago
Thanks! It's the first shirt I ever won.

That is awesome!!!

bmk1 year ago

Nice, this will just about disappear on my black frame! I can imagine it getting filthy if you get caught out in the rain though.

Brilliant, I really like.

shanavas1 year ago

nic 1

Coool... making one of these for my bike! Thanks!

eliastorre1 year ago

Haha, smart!

webdeblee1 year ago

very handy!

dorybob1 year ago

nicely done and I appreciated the knot tying video.

Orngrimm1 year ago

Man... This is one of those things you see and think immediately "Why didnt i think of that? it is sooo simple but sooo brilliant!"

<goes off and buys some more paracord>

rimar20001 year ago

Genial, Mrballeng!

antho2b1 year ago
Excellent !

that's really smart!

I am so going to do this for my bike :), this is just awesome. Thank you so much for sharing.