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.

the bike

Concor Colnago Three Dots

Saddle and tape for Mark's recent Colnago build project. Three dots pattern through the centre of the Concor saddle and two darts at the nose to suppress the excess material.

Wednesday 24 October 2012

Specialized Chicane: Concept Tan

Hand dyed tan for tape and saddle heading to the Specialized HQ.
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Monday 22 October 2012

Speedneedle Tune

Tune Speedneedle with original padding (repaired) and white underlay through perforated mid section. Going to NY.

Three Swifts Toupe

Black kangaroo three swifts de-boss.

Wednesday 17 October 2012

S.J.F. Aliante & Koobi Saddles

Designs as requested by S.J.F.
Whisky coloured kangaroo, 'titanium' perforations and hand stitched details. Matching handle bar tape and saddle bag to follow.

Paul Smith Visits Melbourne

Feride, Paul & Busyman (Me)

Sir Paul Smith was in Melbourne for two days this week to officially launch his new shop on Collins Street. He very generously agreed to talk to a group of RMIT fashion students about his philosophy on work, business and design. It was inspiring and a whole lot of fun. After the talk Paul took Feride's and my bikes for a spin down Swanston Street.
Gedemin, Paul & me again
Me & Paul again

Thursday 11 October 2012

Axe Cover: Custom Narcissus

This custom axe complete with Busyman leather cover is a gift from Mark to his old school friend who resides in Montreux, Switzerland, Suisse.... The Narcissus (kind of a white daffodil - I think) is the floral emblem for the region. The horizontal straps have a utility function so the axe can be strapped to his donkey for trips into the forest above Montreux.


Wednesday 10 October 2012

Romin Casino Honey

Hand dyed roo for the saddle and cow for the tape with contrast green perforations. For Fraser's custom Anderson, in the UK.

Tuesday 2 October 2012

Cafe Racer Saddle

I made the saddle - from scratch! Starting off with a laminated bent wood pan and finishing off with vegetable tanned cow hide. The saddle was a collaborative project with Modern Motorcycle Co who built up the bike. They also organised for some fibreglass work underneath to make space for the fender. It was not easy.

Monday 1 October 2012

SMP Dynamic Plain White

Plain white kangaroo