Monday, June 18, 2012

Clean Tape: White Titanium

A simple stitched tape for Jon in white leather with titanium stitch detail.



 

Casino: Concor: Colnago

The classic Busyman Casino design for Lionel's Colnago.

Perforated kangaroo leather backed in blue and pink
Matching tape, blue perforations and pink stitch
There is a subtle Colnago logo on the side of the saddle, hidden behind the tape.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

San Marco Ponza: Retro Flow

My first 'flow' conversion to a saddle. The Ponza has two 'beams' that run along the underside length of the saddle ensuring it still has structural integrity after making the cut-out.

 
 


Curt initially wanted to retain the texture material of the original to offer some traction. I proposed the perforations would perform a similar task. I'm loving this more complex pattern cutting and am very happy with the outcome, thanks to Feride for taking the photos.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Kashimax Aero Resurrected

 


Mikko's old Kashimax Aero was looking a bit worn out. Now it's recovered in whisky coloured kangaroo skin with a square criss-cross stitch grid pattern with some minor repairs to the foam.

Turbo Casino: Lugged Old Steelers

The classic Busyman Casino design adapted for to suit the shape of a Turbo saddle and integrated with a lug inspired fleur de lis and heart shaped cut-out.

 


The saddle is for Desmond's copper Wilier.

Saturday, June 9, 2012

"Speedy Dots" Hampsten Gran Paradiso Spirit

About six months ago I recovered this Fizik Arione saddle for a fellow in Austin Texas, he was having a new Hampsten Gran Paradiso custom made. We threw a few design ideas around and eventually settled on this design which I refer to as the "Speedy Dots" pattern. The bike is just finished and looking really great. The leather fro both the saddle and handle bar tape is a full grain vegetable tanned cow hide, notice the natural scar on the back of the saddle.




Friday, June 8, 2012

Basket Ball Orange: Selle Italia

Made from reclaimed leather salvaged from a basketball. The size of the available leather pieces makes the panel seams a necessity. I inserted the black line panels to mimic the look of the ball. Every piece is  hand stitched with a needle and waxed cotton thread. The leather itself is rather thick but I'm happy with how it has turned out. It should be strong and comfortable.

 
 
 

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