Wednesday, 29 March 2023

Whisky Whip Fizik Antares

For Josh's hand made custom steel Route 19 classic rim brake road bike. Kangaroo whip leather in whisky colour with perforations to match the deep green frame colour.

Monday, 27 March 2023

Sturdy Arione & Tundra

 For Richard I recently completed these two Fizik saddles in whiskey colour kangaroo whip leather with gold perforations. For a road bike and a mountain bike in titanium currently in fabrication at Sturdy Cycles in the UK. The perforated design, arranged in a concentric pattern around the Sturdy logo, highlights the gold colour that will be anodised on both frames.

Thursday, 2 March 2023

Simple Acorn Power

 Back in January I had a visit from Ruedi and Abraham of Signature Cycles in Greenwich Connecticut. They brought with them a small piece of leather and a Power saddle for me to cover for one of their customers. Here it is, minimal compared to most of my work, using some acorn leather graciously provided by Carson of Leh Cycling Goods to match their acorn bar tape.

Tuesday, 28 February 2023

Bastion Power

S-Works Power saddle in black kangaroo leather with raised Bastion logo and grey perforation pattern in their classic weave pattern style. 

Power Saddles - Baum Cycles

Three very recent Power saddles for upcoming Baum Cycles builds.

Tuesday, 21 February 2023

Fresh Leather for Regina's Speedvagen

With perforated detail in Speedvagen's light and dark army alongside bright gold I made some fresh black leather bar tape for Regina's Speedvagen horizon. I also made a new strap with stainless steel buckle for her old 2 piece saddle bag.

SMP F30c: Black on Black

For James a new model short F30c SMP saddle in black kangaroo leather with large perforations in a pattern that references some of the saddle contours.

Saturday, 18 February 2023

Romin Grey Tessellations

 Simon had a grey Power saddle but much prefers the fit of his Specialized Romin Evo. So I took his old black Romin and recovered it in grey kangaroo leather with a perforated tessellation pattern to compliment his @supacaz bar tape.

Two More for Marty

Another grey saddle for Marty, this time a Selle San Marco Regale and a red Selle Italia Flite with grey stripe through the centre. 

Friday, 17 February 2023

Monards x Baum x Pro Stealth

 Pro Stealth Superlight team issue saddle for Bernard's Baum Orbis with the text element of the Monards logo in classic Mondrian inspired primary colours.

Thursday, 16 February 2023

Ariones and SLRs: Speedvagens and a Baum

Twin brothers Hai and Ha in Texas have collected a few pre-loved bespoke custom bicycles and enjoy the project of reworking and restoring them to their own specifications. For their Speedvagens we have combined the classic unicorn shield logo with the other classic Ichico text in a few iterations with combinations of perforations and raised relief techniques. For Hai's Baum Cubano SLR the same techniques but not quite so busy.

Thursday, 19 January 2023

Fizik Antares: Purple Bellé

For Remo's Bellé with impression of the Bellé logo extended through the centre flanked by grid perforations in Audi purple.

Wednesday, 18 January 2023

Fizik Aliante: Ichico in Dark Olive

For Stan's new Speedvagen with perforated Ichico text graphic detail. This Fizik Aliante 00 is wrapped in a dark olive green calf leather and is paired with matching bar tape. The perforations pick up the detail colours on the frame; silver, gold and orange.

Tuesday, 17 January 2023

Fizik Aliante VS: Carved IV

The fourth in a series of custom carved Fizik Aliante VS saddles for Ross. It's been fun experimenting with different patterns to account for the added surface area of the extracted section of padding. Ross carved out the foam himself and each of the four were slightly different in shape, placement and depth.

Monday, 16 January 2023

Specialized Power: Red & Blue Weave

Perforations in a chequered pattern with diagonal sections in fluoro red and pale dusty blue. The pattern takes reference from a woven carbon fibre tube and they way it reflects light. The colours are inspired by Anthony's very boldly coloured S-Works shoes. The saddle is S-Works Power 143mm in kangaroo leather. The coordinating bar tape is in a cow leather.

Wednesday, 11 January 2023

Fizik Aliante VS: Carved III red

Custom carved saddle no.3 for Ross. This one in red kangaroo whip leather for his Cervélo track bike.

Tuesday, 10 January 2023

SLR Superflow Boost: Steve's Pegoretti

Here's a set of three pieces I made last year for Steve's Pegoretti. Selle Italia SLR Superflow Boost saddle, handlebar tape and an adjustable leather and Velcro frame pump strap.

Monday, 9 January 2023

Berk Ploh: Black and Blue

Recovering Darren's scratched up Berk Ploh in black kangaroo leather with muted blue perforations that follow the saddle curves. Matching bar tape and a set of the Busyman bar end caps.

Fizik Arione: RCC Style

Another Fizik Arione in the Baum Cycles RCC perforated bands style

Sunday, 8 January 2023

Fizik Antares: Black Alcantara: Bastion

 A very minimal finish for Bastion Cycles. Black Alcantara synthetic suede saddle and bar tape.

Thursday, 5 January 2023

Selle SMP Well: Il Meccanico

For Jed in Port Fairy I just completed this SMP Well in kangaroo whiskey whip leather with army green perforated details. For Christmas he very happily received a nice new Baum Code.

Selle San Marco Allroad

In whiskey whip leather for The Service Course in UK. Black perforations and minimal look on the saddle

Wednesday, 4 January 2023

2011 to 2022

We recently saw Faith's Mixte parked outside the state library. Back in 2011 I did the leather covered mattress saddle, handle grips and some ornate mud-flaps. The saddle has been changed out after eventually wearing through, I've replaced the handle grips once and the mud-flaps are ageing very gracefully or perhaps disgracefully.

Fizik Aliante: Big Perforations

Another white leather saddle for Bruce. We decided to make the perforations through the centre much larger than usual to be sure to see the contrast colours behind. This one has a dark red in the middle flanked by a black row and then smaller silver holes.

Turbo: Chevrons

Gold and red detail behind white perforated leather. The white is so bright it's difficult to make out the contrast colour behind which are in a chevron pattern.

Velo Gel Zone: Moulton

For John's iconic Moulton bicycle he asked me to upgrade his very round and super comfortable Velo Gel Zone saddle. Black kangaroo leather, multi-panel construction, perforated top panel with red highlights, 100% hand stitched. Thank you John, it was a pleasure working on this saddle for you!

Vader Saddle with a Redback

 A redback spider for Dan at Bespoke Chainrings

Tuesday, 3 January 2023

Fizik Argo Vento Saddle: Full Custom Job with Black Magic Paint

 It was great to work with Black Magic Paint in Portland Oregon on this Pinarello full custom makeover. The saddle is the Fizik Argo Vento. The perforation design on both saddle and bar tape takes reference from the frame's deep purple and fluoro coral camouflage paint scheme.