Another basic SMP recover, this time in simple black, hand dyed kangaroo. It's a 'lively' leather with real character which will only get better with use. Dynamic is the model and Parlee Z3 is the bike.
Friday, 30 September 2011
Friday, 23 September 2011
|Before (how much nicer is Feride's photo, she has the eye)|
As I've said before, I really like this worn old red Turbo, there was something special about it, the beauty of the worn leather. Not so functional though. The refurbished saddle has had some minor foam repairs and is now recovered in red kid skin. The owner's name subtly monogrammed around the back of the seat and the logo badges retouched with red enamel. Now off to NSW.
Posted by Busyman at 08:50
|2nd Go Prologo|
I have been busy doing stuff, the latest piece finished was this SMP Dynamic in black kangaroo for Steve's saddle duo. I thought I'd include a detail shot of my Gregg's daffodil just because it's a new kind of thing for me. But actually the real latest work I've done is a Turbo Special recover on that heavily patina'd saddle I posted recently. That one soon.
Posted by Busyman at 08:05
Monday, 19 September 2011
Prologo carbon saddle refurbished in what appears to be becoming the new Busyman classic. Two perforated patches on either side of the rear seat section. The leather is kangaroo dyed by me, the perforations are backed with grey calf skin. Very happy with this one. It also has a friend taking the trip back to Adelaide in the same parcel, a SMP stratos recovered in the same black roo leather, photos of that one later.
Posted by Busyman at 21:52
Saturday, 17 September 2011
Also just finished this Turbo Matic recover for Gregg. After some considerable thought on how to embellish the saddle Gregg settled on a Daffodil motif. I'm really happy with the Daffodil design, my first iteration had the flowers placed symmetrically like the one on the left of the saddle. They have a Japanese family crest aesthetic to them. Hand painted roo leather, subtly raised daffodil motif. New take on an old technique.
Posted by Busyman at 13:34
Monday, 12 September 2011
On it's way to Newcastle this Chocolate and terracotta Concor Casino recovers a pretty old Concor saddle. The original logo detailing at the back in the form of the US flag. Also a slightly deeper profile that most Concors I've work with. Bag Napa chocolate colour on top and terracotta kangaroo underlay.
Posted by Busyman at 17:18
Saturday, 10 September 2011
I am really looking forward to the custom restoration of this nice fancy Turbo. Definitely in need of some repair, a shame to lose the old lived in antique leather. I love this saddle. The foam will be repaired, the leather replaced, the badges reinstalled and a subtle personalised detail added.
Posted by Busyman at 09:19