Monday, January 14, 2008

High Rollin.

While at training camp I got a new saddle. It's a whole story in and of itself.

I decided that rather than waste a good SLR (parts of mine were still OK) I'd refurbish it and breathe some new life into it.

Step #1.
I stripped the saddle down to it's shell.


Step #2.
I haggled with a street vender and picked up this faux Louis Vuitton purse for $20.


Step #3.
I delicately un-made the purse leaving a side panel intact.



Step #4.
Using spray on adhesive I attached the "leather" to the shell of the saddle.



Step #5.
I cut around the shell, and epoxied the new "leather" to saddle all the way around the shell.



Now all that's left is to find a rap video that I can feature it in.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

dude, that thing is bad ass. i seriously think you will make headlines with it. throw it on ebay stat....thousands...

ds

Allen said...

Hey dude, can you repost this on the rio blog?

Anonymous said...

i concur with ds' comment. that could be one of the coolest saddles i have ever seen.

Anonymous said...

last comment was bean.

conor said...

wow that is awesome. very well donw

Stu Cycling said...

That is sick when you going to make it back to Boise?

A. Lewis said...

Ballin'

Anonymous said...

Corey, we will miss ya! Hope those RIO guys can live up to your slow, beer drinking old team.
I really want the saddle. What's the Buy It Now price for an old bud
Bobby Noyes