Sunday 23 December 2012

CBD Monogram Flite

Tired old Flite saddle recovered for City Bike Depot in Sydney featuring their monogram style logo in place of the Selle Italia logos. Raised de-boss with perforations to reveal the orange underneath.

Velo Bontranger MTB Saddle - Cordura

Velo x Bontrager mountain bike saddle recovered in a combination of red Cordura (strong polyamide / nylon stuff) and black kangaroo leather. Cut on the bias the woven Cordura is surprisingly easy to stretch and mould to shape.

Thursday 20 December 2012

SLR Flash Gordon


Black and Pink Flite

Marc's modern Flite with a variation of the speedy dots tapering towards the front end. Black kangaroo with pink backed perforations for Marc's TT bike.


Kangaroo Wrapped Bars

Wrapping Steve's track drops with perforated kangaroo leather. Stitched in black using a baseball style stitch pattern. Getting the leather to the correct width was not easy because of the variations in bar diameter throughout. Grey the cat hangs out with me in the studio on top of his step ladder.

Sunday 16 December 2012

Arione Italian Champ

Italian national champion stripes perforated into this Fizik Arione.


Arione Lugged Detail

MP's second Arione CX Tri saddle recover also to compliment the paintwork on his second Llewellyn bike. The burgundy coloured kid leather is perforated to reveal silver highlights.


Wednesday 12 December 2012

White and Red Tape: Creux

New bar tape for Van at Creux Cycling.
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Hot Pink Pinarello Mantra

Another Mantra for Hong Kong, this time for Stu's Pinarello. Black kangaroo with hot pink behind perforations.

Gel Flow: Black and Pale Blue

Selle Italia Gel Flow saddle in black kangaroo with 'duck egg blue' backed perforations. For DJ's new Baum.

Black and Red Bartape

Double stitched bar tape with contrast backed perforations for CJ in Hobart.

Yellow Mantra

Selle San Marco Mantra for Isaac is Singapore.

Sunday 9 December 2012

Subtle SMP: Black and Blue

Mitch's SMP recovered in Kangaroo with pale blue punched pattern in Casino style.

Wednesday 5 December 2012

Benson Caymano: Black Patent

Gayle's black patent leather recover on a San Marco Caymano. For her custom steel gloss black Benson. David Benson builds beautiful lugless steel frames in Auckland, NZ. There one or two gracing the roads and velodromes of Melbourne.

Wednesday 28 November 2012

Black and Pink Bar Tape: ACBS12

Is this Busyman bar tape on a Rapha Baum Corretto? Come to the inaugural Australian Custom Bicycle Show this weekend to find out.

Tuesday 13 November 2012

Ariones for Jetnikoff

Gold swift and silver lug for William at Jenikoff Bicycle Co.

Thursday 8 November 2012

Cog Saddle #2

Swift-X saddle recovered in brandy kangaroo for Cog Bicycle Cafe, Warburton. See it at the Fyxo ACBS on December 1 & 2 in South Melbourne. Foam grips covered in matching leather using a baseball style stitch in waxed braided thread.

THE Saddle: Cog Cafe

See the saddle and tape on the Cog Bike Cafe stand at the FYXO Australian Custom Bicycle Show in Melbourne next month. Details below.

Tuesday 30 October 2012

Peugeot Restoration: Mattress Saddle

Full kangaroo restoration of this Peugeot mattress saddle for Cam's Peugeot restoration.

New Romin Casino Pink

Kim's new Casino recovered in white with fluoro pink casino perforations. All kangaroo.

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