Monday, 18 June 2012
Wednesday, 13 June 2012
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.
Posted by Busyman at 19:23
Tuesday, 12 June 2012
Saturday, 9 June 2012
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.
Posted by Busyman at 11:08
Friday, 8 June 2012
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.
Posted by Busyman at 15:50