Paul got hold of us through the web and explained that he loved his Selle Italia Flite so much that he couldn’t bear to part with it even though it was dead. So we breathed a new life into it and in doing so produced or first restoration on a saddle with a centre cut out. We’reContinue reading “Saddle #027”
Nick Wright, owner of Cape Town’s newest bicycle shop The Handle Bar in Sea Point, gave us carte blanche to upgrade his saddle. We chose to go with a black napa recover and expressed the red, yellow, black, green & blue world champion of cycling colour scheme used in the shop’s logo for the stitch and perforation details. We like it and heContinue reading “Saddle #026”
Nils at Woodstock Cycleworks asked us to restore this old saddle in two tone black for a client of his. We went with a black napa and black suede leather recover with cream stitching to match the cream leather underneath the perforations.
We previously posted about our saddle and leather grip work done in collaboration with Starling & Hero and Thingking. The bike was built for 36 Boutiques South Africa’s premier online fashion retailer and looks amazing. Starling & Hero built the bike and Thingking built the custom wooden box. The saddle we were given to work on needed to beContinue reading “Saddle #024 36 Boutiques”
Only Rolf from Woodstock Cycleworks would ask us to restore an old saddle of his in gold leather.
The final saddle in the Ubuntu Bikes series is for Leigh Cupido’s yet to be completed bmx. The black & white bike paintwork colour scheme dictated a simple white leather and black stitch restoration.
Scott Williams BoKaap Bike is a real colour feast. Scott was very clear that we restore his saddle in a monotone red leather and stitch with matching grips. We’re very proud of this restoration of a classic old Prima Norsk spring saddle. By far one of the trickiest saddles to work on but the result is great.
Lorraine Loots Mountian Skies saddle rebuild and recover with short leather grips in tan leather with natural colour stitch.
Third in the series is Malik Tokwe’s Africa Home bike. We kept things simple rebuilding and refoaming a very dead saddle and covering it in white leather with yellow stitching. The handlebars came out real nice with a two part leather wrap on the drop bars. Photo’s courtesy of Anja Kovac
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 foamContinue reading “Saddle #018 Ubuntu Bikes”