Tuesday, 24 May 2016

Selle Italia Flite: Baum Stripes

Custom size saddle bag, Selle Italia Flite and bar tape for a Baum Corretto in the Netherlands. 

Fizik Arione: Storks

Dunc is building up a Storck so he wanted storks on his saddle

Selle San Marco Rolls: L'Eroica Colnago

Richard has been restoring and pimping his Colnago for L'Eroica 2016 and asked me to work on his Rolls saddle. He came to me with a design idea incorporating broguing and the clubs logo which I fine tuned to fit the saddle and the leather techniques. He also wanted some custom brass plates featuring the L'Eroica name. Thanks to Kumo Cycles for the pantograph engraving and Silvermist Studio for preparing the brass plate.

Saturday, 21 May 2016

Selle Italia Flite : Quilted

A saddle that needs a bike.
Hand stitched diamond quilt pattern in kangaroo leather.

Fizik Antares VS: Classic Quilt

Impressions of a diamond quilting pattern. The story behind this saddle involves a crash, a marriage proposal and climbing a big French mountain.

Selle SMP: Brandy & Black

Simple perforated kangaroo SMP and bar tape for Eric's Firefly.

Selle SMP: Black on Black

A simple black set sent to Skunkworks for a minimal black Speedvagen.

Wednesday, 18 May 2016

Fizik Arione Donna: Mt Fade for Little Dragon

Now riding around the hills of Taipei

Fizik Arione: Olympian

A blend of Japanese keirin racing and the Olympics: A reminder of Josiah's career as an elite cyclist. Hand stitched Olympic rings sit inside a negative space star reversed out of a complex pattern of perforations highlighted with a yellow to red radial gradient.

Selle Italia SLR Gel Flow: Winged Wheel

A piece of Campagnolo's winged wheel logo hand stitched on white kangaroo leather.

Brooks Cambium: Speedy Deco

C15 covered in kangaroo leather to look nice and also prevent the abrasive effect of the cotton canvas edges on Craig's shorts. It going on a classic red steel Paconi up in the Dandenong Ranges.

Thursday, 5 May 2016

Selle Royal Seta: Simple Lines

Transforming Martins highly graphic'd and logo'd saddle into something much more elegant.

Selle Italia SLR Flow: Slackers

Slackers in Vancouver BC.

Wednesday, 4 May 2016

Selle Italia SLR: Classic Legend

The Legend Bikes logo subtly de-bossed on the back of this SLR in Brandy kangaroo leather. Referencing the original Selle Italia saddle the fine perforations through the centre are coloured in the Italian tri-colore. They add a classic touch to Dale's titanium legend.

Brooks Cambium: Mondrian Tandem

A pair of Brooks Cambium C17 saddles in saddle tan kangaroo leather with matching bar tapes and a boxy saddle bag for a special Jack Taylor tandem build by Treadly Bike Shop in Adelaide.