Tuesday 11 June 2024

Flite Gel Restored

 An almost correct restoration of Armon's Selle Italia Flite Genuine Gel saddle. Completed in kangaroo leather with side panels, perforations, topstitch detail and the three original badges stitched in.

The King Lion: Century 100

 The King Lion Selle Italia Century 100 saddle 'restored' for Steve at Velocraft. The red and blue panels are new kangaroo leather topstitched together. We kept the original centre panel to retain the embroidery and painted over the tired leather with some fresh yellow. It's not perfect but definitely looks better than when I received it.

Saturday 18 May 2024

Happy Skull

 Happy Birthday Mr Mahoney!

Wednesday 15 May 2024

Handmade with Soul

Geoff puts his heart and soul into his bicycle frames: G. Duke Handmade Bicycles. This Flite Flow is the third saddle I've customised for Geoff all with his catchphrase raised around the saddle's back curve. It will be on display at SPOKEN: Australia's handmade bicycle show next month

Monday 13 May 2024

Berk Lipa Turquoise

 Hand dyed in black with a turquoise fade and some titanium silver perforations for Pascal's S-Works Aethos.

Celeste Gift

 Commissioned by a few friends for a good mate's milestone Bianchi birthday. Selle San Marco Aspide Carbon FX with matching bar tape. Black leather with celeste perforations.

Arione black on black

 A simple and stylish black on black Fizik Arione R1 set for Chad at Above Category

Friday 10 May 2024

RCC Tailored Stripes

Fizik Arione Open (large) for Baum Cycles' RCC tailored special project.

Thursday 9 May 2024

SLR Superflow Understated

Classic contemporary styling for HAA's Baum Orbis. Black leather and dark silver grey perforations.

Wednesday 8 May 2024

Bjorn for Adi's Sarto

 Björn's full carbon Sedlo saddle with some added EVA foam padding and a leather cover featuring the Italian three colours and a raised logo for Adi's Sarto.

SLR Boost Superflow Baum

 With the raised tree logo and all over perforations in Baum's British Racing Green. the leather is black vegetable tanned kangaroo and the saddle is a Selle Italia SLR Superflow Boost.

Friday 3 May 2024

Baum Celaris: Burnt Orange

It's always an honour when Darren Baum asks me to do some custom leatherwork for his personal bikes. The Celaris is the latest model to join the Baum range. I made the handlebar tape and covered a Pro Stealth saddle in black with burnt orange perforations to compliment the frame. Thanks Darren!

Bespoke Handmade Dog Collars

 I just finished these two dog collar and lead sets for Jamie's two brown Staffordshire bull terriers, Myf and Tripod. Made with two layers of brown vegetable tanned kangaroo leather and a sandwiched layer of coloured leather showing through the perforated top. The collar hardware is stainless steel, the swivel scissor clip is nickel plated and all of the leather edges are saddle stitched and burnished.

Wednesday 10 April 2024

Coffee Handle

A turned wood portafilter handle which I wrapped in kangaroo leather for one of Specht Design's customised La Marzocco coffee machines.

Monday 8 April 2024

Prologo Baum Ristretto

 Declan's Baum Ristretto has seen a couple of paint schemes inspired by the design sensibilities of Sir Paul Smith. Some might say it's a bit overboard but we certainly had a lot of fun with both the saddle and the two piece saddle bag. The bar tape in white leather has perforation colours to match the saddle. The saddle in the last photo is after a few years riding the previous iteration of the Ristretto.

Mountain Goat: Selle San Marco Shortfit

Garry's Selle San Marco Shortfit saddle in whiskey colour kangaroo whip leather. The perforated design in pale celeste and deep red depict the face of a mountain goat and on the Specialized inner tube holder a section of serpentine alpine road.

Thursday 4 April 2024

Geobimized LOUE

Gebiomized's Area Cut-Out saddle recovered in Kangaroo whiskey whip leather with cream colour perforated details for LOUE Cycles in Singapore.

Bikes Make Me Happy!

 I covered a couple of full carbon fibre Mcfk saddles and made some 'monogram' bar tape for a Bikes Make Me Happy, a shop in South Korea. They are working with high end custom frames and components including Richard Sachs, No22 and Pegoretti.

Sunday 31 March 2024

Form Throne for Above Category Prova

To match the awesome paint by Toronto's VéloColour I customised this Form Throne saddle and made matching bar tape. Highlights on the frame, fork and hubs are in the form of three coral red dots on a colour block base of light purple, two light olive greens and a mid grey blue. Through Above Category Eduardo has realised some very wonderful custom bikes.

Monday 25 March 2024

Antares Sunset Fade

With Bastion's signature carbon layout perforated pattern Doug's saddle, bar tape and saddle bag feature a sunset inspired fade behind the perforated black leather. The saddle is a Fizik Vento Antares R1 and the leather is all kangaroo.