Friday, 31 January 2014

Natural with White Flowers

Natural bar tape with white flower perforated motif

SLR Selle Italia Natural

Natural kangaroo with fine navy perforations.

Bontrager Affinity RXL

Monday, 20 January 2014

Skulls: Wings: Prologo: Tri Colore

A couple of saddles and a whole bunch of bar tape for two crazy guys in Mexico having custom Legend bikes built in Italy. Made in Melbourne; quite international really.

Tuesday, 14 January 2014

Bontrager RXL: Italian Style

Bontrager RXL Affinity with details in classic Italian colours. 

Richard's Flite

Richard's Flite personalised with an embroidery of his name. It was an old Flite Gel with seams and patches all over the place. It took some resurfacing to get it the finish nice and smooth.

Saturday, 11 January 2014

Koobi Xenon Saddle: Tri Tone Roo

Koobi Xenon saddle recovered following the original panelled design using vegetable tanned kangaroo leather. The textured centre panel is tough kangaroo tail, the pale colour is un-dyed and the mahogany is hand dyed along with the matching bar tape. Every seam painstakingly hand stitched - that is with a needle and thread not a sewing machine.

Fizik Arione R1

 Something significant happened in 1964 and embossed here on Kris' saddle is a reminder. The perforation patterns follow the original panelling design of the R1. Fine red perforations on black with matching bar tape.

Avocet X-Country - Yellow Bar Tape

A couple of firsts: The first Avocet X-Country saddle recovery for me and my first yellow leather handlebar tape. This set is for Will's new Chapman Cycles custom build and the yellow matches perfectly to his brake cable housing.

Monday, 6 January 2014

Rouleurs: Selle Italia Flite

Vegetable tanned and hand dyed leather; the finish is uneven which gives a nice start to the natural patina that is to come with use.


Black, yellow, red, yellow.

Aussie Regale San Marco

Matt's Selle San Marco Regale with Southern Cross embossed and perforated for his new Baum.