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.Continue reading “Saddle #092”
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 withContinue reading “Saddle #076”
Colleen popped in to our studio with her lovely Peugeot foldie and a saddle that was well and truly dead. We stripped it, cleaned the metal base bits and rebuilt the cover. A real challenge but the result is awesome.
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 autumnContinue reading “Saddle #070”
Alistair had been threatening for months if not years that he had some old saddles he was wanting restored. I think at one point he might have said he was going to try do it himself. What we do might look simple and straight forward but over time we’ve learnt some tricks and techniques thatContinue reading “Saddle #068 & #069”
This Selle San Marco saddle for Stefano Ramozzotti was a real treat to work on. We used a fiery red leather and incorporated the Italian flag colours into the perforated design. We were very stoked with how it came out and so was Stefano!
After many months of communication Bernard finally flew down from Joburg with his saddle to have it recovered. He was only here for a few days so we turned it around real quick. A simple recover in a beautiful chocolate brown full grain pull up bovine hide. We’re officially national.
Knowing this saddle was off to Afrikaburn 2013 we had to do something special and unique for our special and unique friend Peta. Nguni hair on and beige hide. It now sits atop a lovely old champagne coloured Italian foldie called Suzanna. Peta learned to ride in the final week leading up to AB soContinue reading “Saddle #047”
Something a little different. Daniel from Yours Truly in Long Street asked us to wrap his new food cart push handle. We sat for 3 hours on site one morning and hand stitched tan kudu hide to his cart.
Another one that happened so quickly I didn’t get a decent shot. White napa Selle Italia Flite recover for Stan of Bicycle Portaits fame.