Tuesday, 10 April 2018

Selle Italia SLR: Union Jack Skull

Pixellated - perforated half tone skull superimposed over the Union Jack. The brief from Baum Cycles was for some simple bar tape and a saddle design that incorporated a skull and the UK flag. The outcome was a highlight piece for an understated titanium bike.


Fizik Antares: Flag

Pike's USA flag Antares

Friday, 6 April 2018

Fizik Arione: Speedvagen Shield

Unicorn shield interpretation for a Speedvagen bike in Japan.

Tuesday, 3 April 2018

Fizik Arione: Eric Bones

Thanks Eric Bones for your skull artwork and permission to adapt and apply it to Richard's saddle for his Firefly.

Sunday, 1 April 2018

Fizik Arione: Pink Crosses

and tonal bands for Joes future Firefly.

Fizik Arione: Black & White Fade In


White graded perforations create a very graphic fade in effect on the Fizik Arione in black kangaroo leather.

Thursday, 29 March 2018

Fizik Arione: Pixel & Dr Skull

Matt's Skulls and Parlee






Monday, 26 March 2018

Fizik Arione: Cobra Blood

The dark red has the coolest name, 'Cobra Blood'. Some nice tonal hues for this Fizik Arione.

Friday, 23 March 2018

JB's Leather Anniversary


To Mitch from Jess on their (leather) wedding anniversary. Mitch put together the design for his Pro Turnix saddle incorporating Jess' initials which is also the head badge on the Jim Bundy Jess gave him as a wedding gift three years earlier.

Tuesday, 20 March 2018

Fizik Aliante: Red, White & Black

To compliment Jimmy's BMC

Friday, 16 March 2018

Thursday, 15 March 2018

Selle SMP: Black Vegan with Orange Pavement Pattern


For Dominic's new Prova Cycles Molti Road bike. Vegan (synthetic) leather in black with an ordered grid pattern perforation that breaks up an dissipates representing a smooth sealed road that breaks up and becomes gravel. This theme carries through the saddle, pump strap and bar tape. 

Sunday, 11 March 2018

Selle SMP: Black with Red Weave Perforations


Black kangaroo leather with perforations representing the weave pattern on Parlee's carbon fibre lugs. I covered this saddle 8 years ago for a new Parlee through The Cycling Edge. The bike was just in at Shifter Bikes for some upgrades and general tender loving care and Dan asked me to give the saddle a fresh new look. The cover from 8 years ago was a simple black hand dyed kangaroo which had patina'd wonderfully.

Saturday, 10 March 2018

Selle SMP: Black with Red Perforations

SMP Composit in black kangaroo leather with plenty of big red perforations at the back end.

Thursday, 8 March 2018

Selle SMP: Baum Tricolour Rapha

For a Baum that sports these colour bands that look a lot like the diagonal stripes on my old Rapha CX jersey.

Selle Italia SLR: RCC colours

Many people like the combination of pink with two shades of grey synonymous with the RCC

Wednesday, 7 March 2018

Black & Grey Flite


Some simple perforations in grey for this minimal Selle Italia Flite set.

Tuesday, 6 March 2018

Black Flite


I don't mind doing a plain saddle recover or plain leather bar tape.

Wednesday, 28 February 2018

Dash and Astute: Melvin and Javier


Sky blue pearl finish for Javier's Dash saddle and 'all stops out' for Melvin's Astute saddle with gold hand embroidery, gold to blue fade perforations and red stripe panels to match the red bars on the saddle underside. Thanks Project Cycle Store, Singapore.


Saturday, 24 February 2018

Fabric Scoop with Red & Grey

Perforated stripes for a sweet Speedvagen Horizon Road bike