Saturday 31 March 2012

The Hungry Workshop

Graphic Designer - Someone Browne
Jenna and I discussion Pantone colour mixing
Jenna driving the old Heidelberg
Nice photo Feride! Two Simons talking technical stuff
Mixing Corner
The card almost done
Simon driving the old Heidelberg
 Last Wednesday we dropped in at The Hungry Workshop to experience the printing of my new business cards. Letterpress printing on an old mechanical Heidelberg machine. It was pretty amazing to see and Simon and Jenna were very kind to invite us along. Although my card is a fairly basic single colour print they do design and produce some really beautiful work.

Thursday 29 March 2012



Tuesday 27 March 2012

Cinelli Sitiched Suede


Suede upholstered new Unicanitor with some padding added. Ken's design idea for Jon in Oregon.

Friday 23 March 2012

Bikefest Melbourne

See if you can spot one of my leather creations in here. On Faith's bike.

Wednesday 21 March 2012

Casino Colnago Unicanitor


My first go at using this white vegetable tanned kangaroo hide. It's fractionally thicker than most of the hides I use and kind of stiffer (more difficult to work with). But the results are really clean and the skin itself seems to be exceptionally strong. This one's another old Cinelli Unicanitor for Ken in Boston. I'm really happy with how the Colnago emblem turned out on the two sides.

The design is a Unicanitor variation on the 'Casino' which continues to be kind of popular.

Adidas BMX: Top Secret


Wednesday 14 March 2012

Tainted Love

Is the kangaroo as tough as we thought? Coming back in soon for some more Busyman love.

Monday 12 March 2012

Nice Nice Nice

Greg's Baum Cubano. Nice bike, nice tape and nice wrapping job! Thanks for the photos Greg.

Three Stitch Tape


Neil's new tape with triple stitch in blue to match the highlight colour on his Focus Izalco Pro.

Friday 9 March 2012

Swift Roo SMP

Bridie's spare swift birdie saddle

Monday 5 March 2012

Brassy Cover Up

Andy dropped his Moser and scratched up his Busyman saddle. He wanted some Rolls-like brass trimming to both cover the damage and protect. So here it is along with a matching leather band aid.

Rolls Raleigh Heron

With matching bar tape. Antique dark tan with cherry and copper oxide highlights. For Corey's Italian Raleigh restoration

Thursday 1 March 2012


I did the bar tape and recovered the Fizik Arione CX. Photos by Baum via Cycling Tips. It was a pleasure working on the leatherwork for Todd, now I'm looking forward to his road bike.