Sunday 16 August 2009

Another Classic Saddle Another Classic Day

This recovering of a San Marco Rolls in Navy was for Southside Bikes in navy blue. A little bit of stitch detail to to bring out the signature and a matching set of stitched leather grips on the Soma El Toro bars.

Did the Easey Street Swap meet this morning so I could meet some of the folk who regularly check up on my work through the blog. Great to meet everyone and put a face to the name with some. Shame about the weather, it could have been a maginficent event. Most persevered for a few hours but were eventually chased away by the cold, windy and wet weather. Two new saddles only to add to my collection of bases.

Wednesday 12 August 2009

The Ultimate in Riding Low

Busyman's Billion Dollar Banana for Bertie.

Tuesday 4 August 2009

Yellow Leather Fetish and Chesterfields?

Busyman thanks Fyxomatosis for these sharp images of the new single straps. Check out the full story on their website.

Sunday 2 August 2009

RIH - Riding with Sparklers

Here are some more pictures of the RIH itself, not so much the activity of finishing off the assembly on Wednesday night. This time we have the detail of the Rolls Due and you might vaguely be able to see the busyman toe straps.

In the last post I neglected to mention that Shifter Bikes assisted with the final assembly (moving bits, bearings etc...). We polished the Nitto stem and Ged polished up the cages of the MKS pedals. It's so shiney that when you ride in the sun it looks like you're carrying a bunch of sparklers.

Saturday 1 August 2009

RIH-Sport Ged's Fixie Finished

After about four months we've finally completed Ged's new fixie. I picked the frame up at Tour de Ville in London's North East back in April, complete with Campy headset and Shimano bottom bracket. It's an old Dutch frame made by a small Amsterdam establishment called RIH. Tubing is Reynolds 531 and the fork has a really nice double crown, un-drilled with chrome detailing. Decals seem almost hand painted and the stamp on the head tube would suggest the frame was made in 1979. Sourced NOS Campy Record Pista crankset from the US, Record Pista bottom bracket from a friend, seat post from the box of parts Thuy picked up at a garage sale for $10. Wheels built by Shifter Bikes using high polish Velocity B43 rims, record hubs and fine bladed spokes. Rims polished by Fyxomatosis to match their highly acclaimed chain ring. Saddle is a re-covered San Marco Rolls Due by yours truly along with the natural leather straps you can see me stitching together here. Nice stuff Ged, already turning heads in the streets of Melbourne. Hopefully some nice detail images of the whole bike coming soon.