Thursday, March 31, 2011

Danish Kangaroo Casino




This pair is on its way back to Hans at Larry Vs. Harry in Copenhagen. Hans sent over an old Kashimax Aero and Ritchey Bassano Ti for the busyman treatment. Reworking a couple of my prevoius perforated pattern designs in Kangaroo leather, hand dyed yellow, the saddles will be featured on a couple of L v H cargo bikes.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Motor Spares: Again

The catalogue page

Received a scan of this catalogue page in my email today. Thanks Curtis for sending it through, I'm still intrigued about the origins of my Motor Spares built Master Sports. One of Curtis' work colleagues found the catalogue in a mate's shed.

My Motor Spares built Master Sports

547 Elizabeth Street

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Fleur de Lis: Wilier



Selle Italia Gel saddle recovered for Matt's new Wilier. The fleur de lis, or Florentine Lily in Italian, motif is adapted from the Wilier logo. The bike has the Italian green, white and red as a small detail near the fork tip as do Matty's new shoes. He's going to be nicely (but subtly) coordinated.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Success Twins



A nice pair of Selle Success Turbo F1 saddles restored with black leather. A basic recover replacing the cracked old vinyl.
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Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Two Tone Leather & Wood





This set is for Dick's new two tone hardwood Renovo build. I'd never seen these frames before but there's something kind of enchanting about them. The build will include Ghisallo wooden rims and of course these matching busyman leather finishing touches. The leather was selected to match the timber colours as accurately as possible with the aid of digital photos. The base is a very nice and light braided Fizik Alliante. Happy timber riding Dick.
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Split Tape


Just finished this custom order bar tape for Richard in London. Destined as the finishing detail on his soon to be completed Baum. Custom Aussie frame, custom Aussie bar tape. Black full grain leather tape split through the centre and then double stitched with purple thread and backing.

Monday, March 7, 2011





Casino Concor MKIV - color matched for re(wind)cycle's latest Merckx project. A more refined and streamlined version of the Casino perforation pattern. Feels like I'm getting there. I love doing the handmade, the process of making yet I'm always striving for perfection, to eliminate any tell tales signs that indicate hand made.

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