Monday 31 July 2023

SMP F30c: Black on Black

 A third saddle I recently finished for Tara with some matching handlebar tape. SMP F30c with a flowing grid pattern of perforations which follow the contour of the centre cut out.

Sunday 30 July 2023

Two Aliantes: Versus Evo Pull Up & Open Bison

 Tara sent a few saddles and some thick leathers to recover them. The first is a Fizik Versus Evo in waxed tan bovine leather which has a strong pull-up effect, my guess is that this leather should age very nicely. Through the centre channel panel is a fine perforated arrow. The second is a Fizik Aliante Open covered in a beautiful chocolate coloured shrunken bison leather. Both leathers were approximately 2.4mm thick, so the first step was to split them back to 1mm to be suitable for the purpose.

Friday 28 July 2023

FiftyOne: Fizik Aliante: Signature Cycles

 For David's FiftyOne bike I custom recovered this Fizik Aliante saddle in black leather with a two colour perforated design picking up the two shades of orange on the frame. The saddle design features the outline of the FiftyOne Bikes logo in light orange perforations surrounded by concentric rows of darker orange perforations to fill the entire saddle surface. The grid perforated bar tape matches with the same colours. Thanks to David, Signature Cycles and FiftyOne Bikes.

Vanilla Classic: Fizik Aliante

 For Stan's Vanilla Classic I recovered this Aliante saddle with grid stripe perforations picking up the colours of the frame: cream, cyan, vanilla blue and racing red. The matching bar tape features the five petal vanilla flower-multi colour perforated design.

Thursday 27 July 2023

Burnished Tan Floral: SLR Superflow

 For Scott's new bike I have taken the Vanilla flower which features in Speedvagen's graphics and applied it in a multiple concentric pattern. The perforations on the saddle fade through three shades of pink. On the bar tape the perforations represent a repeat five petal flower in two shades of pink with accents of cyan in between.

Wednesday 26 July 2023

Burnished Tan Romin: Passoni Rolling Wheels

 I recovered this S-Works Romin saddle for Rolling Wheels Cycles in China. It's in a vegetable tanned burnished tan colour leather with an adaptation of the Passoni Cycles wheel logo in a repeat perforated design across the whole saddle surface.

Hot Pink Romin

A saddle and bar tape for Anthony with his signature perforated design in hot pink referencing the light reflection from a carbon fibre weave. 

Tuesday 25 July 2023

Baum: Blue Sky Aliante

Half perforated Fizik Aliante and matching grid perforated bar tape for this Blue Sky Baum Orbis.