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..
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.
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 so we’re very proud of her. We’d like to think the saddle had something to do with it.
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.