Saturday, 29 January 2011
These hand stitched double toe straps were custom made for a De Rosa fixed conversion coming out of Saint Cloud later this week. Copper rivets to match the rails and rivets on the Brooks B17 Special. Hand stitching - sometimes I think I might be a little crazy. It's a little more distinct than machine stitching though.
Posted by Busyman at 13:22
Wednesday, 26 January 2011
I recently recovered this pair of SMP 209s for Peter at The Cycling Edge. Both were recovered because the customers wanted a sleek saddle without embroidered graphic embellishments.
The 209 has more padding and therefore more dimension which made it quite a challenge to recover. It took a couple of iterations to get the pattern right, to achieve a smooth finish over the saddle shape I added an arched dart hand stitched across the back section. Another pattern for my library.
Posted by Busyman at 09:17
Saturday, 22 January 2011
|Aged patina on the natural leather grips|
Today Alison came with a basket full of offerings: Fresh eggs from her hens and blackberries from the garden.
Posted by Busyman at 21:22
Friday, 21 January 2011
Tuesday, 18 January 2011
Monday, 17 January 2011
A first for Busyman: This special edition 60th anniversary Selle SMP has a basic recover in 'Lorica', aka Vegan Leather. It handles in a similar way to some leathers but is slightly less supple than I would prefer. Nonetheless I managed to recover this SMP which is the most complex form of saddle I've tackled. So, very happy with the outcome. Any vegan folks out there who might like their saddle recovered just email me.
Posted by Busyman at 11:11
Wednesday, 5 January 2011
Posted by Busyman at 07:59