Custom Bike Saddles: Sweet Ride, Sweet Art


| 6/17/2010 11:35:27 AM


Tags: Keith Goetzman, arts, craft, biking, bike culture, bike saddles, leathercraft, Bike Hugger, Kara Ginther,

I don’t know whether to ride on Kara Ginther’s custom bike saddles or display them in a gallery—and fittingly, her designs have been put to both uses. By meticulously hand-tooling Brooks leather saddles, the choice of discerning bikers from slouching hipsters to tweed-clad dandies, Ginther rides that fine line between art, craft, and style. Here are some of my favorite works from her Flickr stream.

A trio of strikingly different designs:

Three saddles by Kara Ginther

A nautical-themed commission in which “I had a lot of fun playing with waves and water,” notes Ginther:

Nautical design by Kara Ginther

A paisley-style design for Ahren Rogers, owner of Banjo Cycles in Madison, Wisconsin:

dee flowers
9/9/2012 9:51:11 PM

your work is astounding and i would like to meet you one day. sincerely dave flowers


daamin
6/17/2010 5:11:52 PM

hi this is daamin.... it's not a bike sit. it's bicycle site... we can use to sit on bicycle. but well job on the sit of bicycle. http://thecheapcruise.com