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’re very happy with the result and Paul was chuffed that he could get another few decades out of his beloved saddle!
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 he was super stoked!
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 be stripped, refoamed, reshaped, covered and stitched with a debossed and perforated logo and matching hand stitched grips, all in 1 week. This was made slightly more tricky when, after recieving the saddle on a friday, Gareth broke his arm on the Sunday. Somehow it was done in a week. Secret sneaky little night elves. Tan kudu hide with black stitch.
Click this link to see the bike: S&H colab
Only Rolf from Woodstock Cycleworks would ask us to restore an old saddle of his in gold leather.
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.