This specialized saddle was done for Jan at Dahon Bikes. Recovered in luxurious tan coloured leather with a subtle debossed logo and some hand stitching to finish it off.
If you find yourself in Bree Street, Cape Town, then pop into the Dahon shop. Some really cool fold-up bicycles available and you may catch a glimpse of Jan’s saddle!
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.
The guys responsible for bringing Retrospec bikes into SouthAfrica handed a few saddles to us last year and said we could “go wild”. We finally got a gap in our schedule to complete them. A bit of experimenting happened but the results were quite rad. Unfortunately I didn’t take any good pics before handing them over so this’ll have to suffice for now. I’ll take more photo’s and post another day.
Pieter requested a saddle with flames and perforations for his 80’s Cannondale restoration. He was initially thinking of red leather but ended up going with tan to accent his black frame.
We were thrilled to be asked by Atang Tshikare of Zabalazaa fame to do a saddle for an exhibition bike. His bikes were exhibited at an amazing show curated by Southern Guild held at The Woodstock Foundry called Heavy Metal. The old saddle was just about dead but some refoaming, metal polishing and leather brought it back to life.
We recovered this saddle for Emile at Starling & Hero. It made it’s way onto a beautiful Viner Pista restoration.