Friday 30 December 2011

Cars and Saddles

I just finished this set of saddle and tape for Joachim over in Austin, Texas. I really love the leather on this one, it's a vegetable tanned cow skin and comes complete with scars and all. It has a real authentic leather quality to it and with use it will polish up and deepen in colour. A pleasure working with Joachim, he provided me with a really clear design brief, including some very nice sketches, and left plenty of room for my own ideas. As already seen on the Serotta Forum .

Tuesday 27 December 2011

Christmas Bike: Malvern Star

That's the saddle I restored a couple of weeks ago. It's a Christmas bike so only posted now, post Christmas. A really cute Malvern Star, 24"step through restored by Fly in Horsham for his girlfriend. He repainted the frame, fenders and chain guard, had other parts re-chromed, got some wheels with a lot of spokes and asked me to match the saddle to the leather grips. Looking forward to seeing more of Fly's projects.

Friday 16 December 2011

Malvern Star: Step Through

Panelled, quilted and piped; a play on the classic quilted look saddle. The original was vinyl with fake embossed quilting. Now recovered in kid skin with real stitched quilting. An interesting project, quite a different beast to the modern sports saddle and requiring a modified set of techniques. Luckily we managed to find a leather that almost perfectly matches the grips Richard "Fly" sourced online. Red frame with new paint and fenders painted up to match the leather work. Looking forward to viewing the final product.

Malvern Star: 5 Star

Only one photo worked out worked out for this shoot. Richard is giving a complete overhaul refurbish on a Malvern Star 5 Star. He had the bars nickel plated, polished up the ornate stem and had me apply this perforated leather bar wrap. Black on black with baseball style stitching and graduating perforation size. A new kind of classic.

JVG Guitar Method

Jonnie von Goes of JVG Radio Method is about to receive this little customised Turbo. Listen to the show on Three Tripple RRR at 2pm on Sundays. Nice one, thanks Jed.

Monday 5 December 2011


Friday 2 December 2011

Northside Swift

Customised Fizik Arione for Malachi at Northside Wheelers. More Northside stuff coming soon. Big thanks to Gayle in NZ.

Thursday 1 December 2011

Baum: Venom: Tundra: Busy Man

Just received the picture of Rob's new Baum for which I did the saddle recover and bar tape. Really special bike.