Next in the Ubuntu Bikes series is Atang Tshikare’s Day at the Beach cruiser bike. This awesome paint job left us clearly understanding that less would be more with the leatherwork leaving the artwork to take centre stage.
When we first got this saddle we were pretty stumped. It’s old, real old. So old that it didn’t have a foam cushion on top. It had a thin old layour of vinyl covering what turned out to be paper mashe! The mashe was so old it had to be scraped off with a paint scraper and screw driver and eventually a wire brush. Once all the rust was wire brushed off we refoamed it and upholstered it in a beautiful black napa with a very subtle yellow stitch to match the frame. The short handle bar grips were yellow stitched to match the saddle.
Photo’s courtesy of Anja Kovac