Today I stitched up a pair of grips for the handlebars of Mike – the other half of Dear Edna‘s Erin.
His bike is an awesome black Raleigh with a perfectly worn Brooks saddle and I happened to have a piece of leather that matched it to a T.
Love how they turned [...]
Two things today. First off, here’s my piece on Hamilton’s vintage signs. Do have a look at the similar stories on all the other OpenFile city sites because there are interesting reads across the country. Or maybe I’m biassed by my love of old signs?
Secondly, one of the secret projects I was working on [...]
Last week, Jenna asked about leather hand grips for her freshly restored Raleigh.
I was more than happy to do it because this is something I’ve been meaning to get in the shop for a while now. It was good to have the request come in and push me to action.
Made with a [...]
A new handlebar bag – this one is smaller than the last one I did (7 x 5.5 inches) and made of a lightweight chrome-tanned leather instead of the super thick red latigo I used previously.
An antiqued brass swing lock. Brass roller buckles on the rear. Hand-stitched with waxed linen thread.
Coincidence that on the same night I was busy planning a summer cycling trip (from Amsterdam to Jena, or Hamilton to Thunder Bay?), my randonee straps were featured on Etsy’s front page:
Along with a ton of other amazing bike-centric goods. I especially love the Bike Signal Shirt from Eloi Collective and the Porter Crate [...]
Downtown Bike Hounds opened in its new location (19 John Street North) yesterday and I must say, all bias aside, it looks amazing. If you spent any time in the old shop, you will be blown away by the amount of space and by the number of people able to stand inside at one time.