Thursday 15 February 2024

Custom Copmpact Two Piece Saddle Bag

For Alan I made this micro compact two piece saddle bag custom designed to fit a few select items including a little rechargeable electric tyre pump, some tyre levers and a multi-tool. 

Monday 12 February 2024

Power Full Cover

For Anton's Baum I have made a second recovering of his S-Works Power saddle after my first one started peeling off. To hopefully prevent the same thing happening again I have made a full cover which is glues securely to the underside of the saddle rather than tucking into the very narrow edges. Perforated detail is in a metallic grey and Baum's burnt orange.

Selle Italia SLR C-59 Black on Black

 Minimal styling on Ryan's saddle custom covering. We added 3mm of EVA padding to the un-padded base and detailed with black perforations in the seat area following the contour of the central cut-out. Gusset panels at both ends of the cut-out and underneath at the centre back help to achieve a smooth finish with as little wrinkling as possible. With the padding and leather the saddle weighed in at approximately 97g.

Sunday 11 February 2024

Fizik Aliante Open Gold Stripes

 For Scott's new Baum Orbis+. The perforated gold line on the saddle takes reference from the paint details on his Triumph Thruxton Final Edition motorcycle.

Basque Fizik Aliante Tempo: Wind Comb

 Celebrating the iconic Basque sculptures Piene del Viento on Zool's beloved San Sebastian seaside. The saddle features raised motifs of the sculptural forms and some perforated details in the colours of the Basque flag.

Sachs White Fizik Argo

Stark white kangaroo leather with perforated white logo detail for Justin's Richard Sachs bicycle.

Thursday 8 February 2024

Brooks C13 Red

In red kangaroo whip leather covered this Brooks C13 Carved saddle and made some bar tape for Deveren's new bike via The Service Course in Girona, Spain. Flowers style bar tape with gold and sky blue details.

Friday 2 February 2024

Brooks C15 White Leather

Bradley's Brooks C15 covered in stark white kangaroo leather accompanied by some minimal leather bar tape. The leather is chrome tanned kangaroo designed for use in motorcycle leathers. The original canvas surface of the C15 was taking its toll on the seats of Bradley's pants.

Tuesday 30 January 2024

Selle San Marco Regal: Colnago White

 For Marks Colnago Master Più restoration project. The Regal saddle is covered in antique white vegetable tanned kangaroo leather, metallic purple graded perforation details, genuine San Marco copper rivets and a subtly raised logo.

A Yellow Turbo Saddle

Gary's turbo saddle recovered in plain yellow cow leather; simple without any branding or graphic detailing.

Friday 26 January 2024

Form Throne: Above Category: Prova: VéloColour

 Art Deco inspired design to coordinate with the VéloColour paint scheme on Eduardo's Prova road bike, via Above Category in California. The saddle is a Throne from Form Cycling and the matching bar tape is single row perforated with all the paint colours showing through.

Thursday 25 January 2024

Rudy's Custom Bar Tape

 For Rudy's new Festka, black matte textured leather tape with three row dense offset perforations in red and occasional randomly placed blue dots throughout.

Fabric Scoop Recoveries for Vanilla

 Two Fabric Scoop saddles with floral bar tapes, frame pump straps and a saddle bag for two Vanilla Classic bikes.

Sunday 31 December 2023

Selle Italia SLR: Speedvagen Polka Dots

 It's always a pleasure and a design and technical challenge to realise all of the detail of Hai's vision for his saddles. This time for his Speedvagen with a full on over the top paint scheme we did a saddle 'with the lot'.

S-Works Power Flower

 For Paul's late model Speedvagen we borrowed the Vanilla flower logo and applied a concentric perforated pattern to the saddle along with a tiny embossed Speedvagen unicorn shield logo. Photos by Feride Peel and Mason Hender. Most excellent attention to detail by Dan at Superb Velo Service.

Form Throne Starry Night

Constellations and nebulas were the starting point for this dark navy blue and gold set.  The fork on Pamela's Mosaic is painted like a realistic photo of an actual nebula. All this through Above Category Cycling.

Two Piece Saddle Bag: Serk

A while back I did some leatherwork for a Serk titanium custom build that was exhibited at the 2023 hand made bicycle show. A little later on we added this matching two piece saddle bag to the ensemble.

Selle San Marco Aspide: Firefly Natural

Aspide in natural vegetable tanned kangaroo with gentle pale green perforations for Victor's very lovely Firefly. This is the second time around after the first set was damaged in an accident. Honey tones and patina should develop quickly on these.

Specialized Ruby: Helen's Baum

For Helen's Baum I recovered here Specialized Ruby saddle in black leather with perforated detail in blue and orange. This older model of gel saddle has a feature called Adaptive Edge. The Busyman technique for dealing with that is to glue right over it as the space is too small to tuck the leather back in securely. I think this is also going to become the standard method for finishing Power saddles.

SMP Avant: Prova Dark Green

For Prova Cycles a SMP Avant saddle and matching bar tape in black leather with dark green perforations. The saddle is one of SMP's chunkier models and required more panels and seams than the more slimline models to allow the leather to mould nicely to the form.