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Saddle #096


Selle SMP – such a rad saddle! Recovered in a classic tan coloured kudu leather with functional hand stitching to highlight the beautiful curves and lines of this uniquely designed saddle. This saddle was challenging for sure but definitely one of our finest jobs to date!

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Saddle #095

Saddle #095

Selle Italia – SLR Superflow recovered in a distressed brown full grain leather with contrasting orange stitch.

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Saddle #094

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Paul Dalton, from Stellenbosch, brought us another one of his Selle Italia Flite’s to have recovered. We did one similar to this a while back for Paul’s road bike, Saddle 027, and up until then we hadn’t attempted a saddle with a hole in the centre. Paul was very stoked with the way his road saddle came out and wanted the same thing for his mountain bike. We used a tan coloured leather with functional hand stitching to accentuate the beautiful curves of this Selle Italia.

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Saddle #092


We were recently visited by our good friend Nick, who now lives in Sydney, Australia, and were asked to work on his fiancé Tatum’s bike saddle and grips. The brief was to get rid of the ugly plastic cover that was on their and replace it with some of our classic tanned brown coloured leather. She was also keen on adding a de-bossed graphic to the saddle of a very special creature in her life, Thumper the kitty cat. We were very stoked with the way this saddle came out and to see the look on Tatum’s face and how happy she was with her new saddle was priceless!

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and this the new saddle and grips reunited with her bike..




Saddle #076


Thabit was recommended to us by Woodheads. Thanks Woodheads! The saddle he brought us came off his wife’s Puma bike and was in need of some love. Amazing how quickly the unnecessary rivets on this saddle had rusted. Cheap bike parts on the Puma bikes or too much time standing outside? Choc brown recover with cream baseball stitch and matching grips.

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Saddle #070


This tan kudu hide saddle with baseball stitch and perforated detail was done for Marc Perel who curates The Deep Section blog. Marc has bee a keen follower of our work and the opportunity to customise his saddle was a long time coming. We initially sat down over a cup of coffee one crisp autumn morning back in May and chatted about what he was after. His bike already has a tan set of Gropes so we chose to match the colour and give it a sporty yet classic feel. The result is a beautiful timeless piece which should give him years of stylish service.

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