Thursday, May 28, 2009

Casino Royale MKII: White with Orange




The White and Orange Casino Royale took a bit of work to get it looking nice. The base saddle, an old Cinelli Suede Unicanitor (I think), was a bit beaten up and needed a some repair work to the foam padding before covering. Turned out pretty nicely though. It's to go on Garth's new build, blue frame (light blue would be nice) and orange deep V's. Not sure what he has planned for the bars, grips, tyres etc but sounds like it should be a looker.

I have recently started twisting my own thread with bees wax so that I can get the variety of colours needed in the right weight for this kind of work. Both Casino Royales and the recent purple bars have the home twisted thread.

Stay tuned for some more hand stitched leather lunacy.

3 comments:

  1. "busy doing nothing, nothing the whole day through, trying to find lots of things not to do, busy doing nothing, isn't it so sublime, we'd like to beeeeeeeeee unhappy but we really don't have the time"

    I suppose having fun poked at you on BSNYC is as good a way as any as getting noticed. There's no such thing as bad publicity, even when you're into making esoteric, inner urban wanky frou frou crap for fixie dilettantes. Just what the cycling world needs: another effete stylist.

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  2. Whoah, jealous much Mr.Anonymous?

    Perhaps you would have us all believe in the glory days of cycling, where hard men rode ugly bicycles, and no-one made aesthetic choices? Or maybe you are claiming that your creations are more deserving of a spot on BSNYC? Or do you even add anything at all to the "cycling world", apart from envious cynicism? Obviously you are not able to appreciate the skill and creativity that goes into Mick's work. It's much more difficult to sit behind a keyboard and tap away criticism anonymously, isn't it? Just what the cycling world needs; another cynical wanker.

    Simon

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  3. sounds like a anonymous needs a saddle to stop the seat pole going up her arse (what kind of bloke would use words like frou frou or dilettantes - wtf do they mean?).

    Rosco

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