Selle Italia – SLR Superflow recovered in a distressed brown full grain leather with contrasting orange stitch.
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.
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!
This is Thumper..
and this the new saddle and grips reunited with her bike..
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.
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.
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 that take a lot of practice so when he finally brought us two Selle Italia’s it was fairly evident they needed some tlc. Alistair also brought along some of his own leather which resulted in a simple off white Flite and a rad distressed grey Mundialita with white stitch detail. The Flite sits real nice on Al’s steel frame Pinarello.