Monday 14 August 2023

Shiraz Crazy Horse Power

 For Gary's upcoming Bastion we recovered his Power saddle in fancy drum stuffed cow leather called Crazy Horse Shiraz. The perforated detailing is in a pearly rose gold pink to compliment the painted details on the frame. This one will definitely develop character as it patinas with use.

Saturday 12 August 2023

Black on Black Selle SMPs

 For Hayley in the UK I recovered two SMP Dynamics with some simple perforated detail on the seat area. The main purpose was to have a black saddle without the embroidered logo, the outcome is minimal and stylish. The larger perforations are black and the smaller ones are cool grey.

Thursday 10 August 2023

Berk Lupina Black Alcantara

 Minimal short Berk Lupina in black Alcantara synthetic suede.

Wednesday 9 August 2023

Berk Lupina: Serk Gold Group Set

I made some bar tape for Joas' first Serk, this is for his next one. The saddle from Berk arrived with a fresh piece of padding ready for my leatherwork. I adapted the topographic linear design from the proposed Cerakote paint scheme. The bike will be titanium with white paint and Chris King gold components.

Tuesday 8 August 2023

Berk Lupina: Brandy Whip Speedvagen

For Matthew's new Speedvagen I recovered this Berk Lupina in brandy colour kangaroo whip leather. The perforated design on both saddle and tape is a regular pattern but in irregular sizes. On the saddle the angled bands of colour beneath the perforations are from Speedvagen's palette; blossom, vanilla blue and milk chocolate. Photos on the bike from Richard of Bicyclecrumbs.

Monday 7 August 2023

Fizik Antares: Simple Brandy Wondercross

Some minimal brandy kangaroo whip leather for this classic aesthetic Wondercross.

Friday 4 August 2023

Selle San Marco Regal: Yellow Butterfly

 For Joe's Toronto built Mariposa Bicycles road bike I recovered this old Selle San Marco X Pirelli saddle. Different to the standard Regal, the side rivets were replaced with some special rivet plates which I needed to modify in order to reattach. The solution was to apply a matching yellow leather badge with the Busyman logo embossed. The original had a Selle San Marco rigid decal. Underneath, the saddle featured a Pirelli shock absorption system at the back where the rails insert. The butterfly motif is the Mariposa Bicycles logo.

Thursday 3 August 2023

SLR Superflow: White with red perforations

White leather with dark red perforations. The leather cover on SLR Superflow has a centre back panel and gussets underneath to help achieve the correct form to fit the saddle. On this one the client requested to have the Busyman logo subtly embossed and the centre back panel seemed to be the best place. I am always hesitant to cover saddles in white leather because the inevitable wear will be very visible and it won't look so white for very long.

Wednesday 2 August 2023

SLR: Nike Elephant Skin

 Mark's SLR Superflow Boost recovered in Nike elephant skin (bovine) embossed printed leather.

Tuesday 1 August 2023

SLR s: Saddle Tan & Leh Grey

A couple (more) SMP Dynamics for Tim. The grey one is in a supple bovine leather supplied by Leh Cycling to match their handlebar tape. The padding on the tan one was too deteriorated so we decided to convert it to a Forma and apply the new cover in matte kangaroo leather directly onto the saddle shell.