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The saddle masters

Friday, August 16th, 2013

Anyone who knows me, knows that I have a slight obsession with everything to do with building Old School BMX. I mainly focus my attentions around the U.S. brand Skyway but part of this obsession is spending countless hours every week hunting down the right NOS (New Old School) parts. At times this isn’t that great for my productivity at work or the bank balance!

On my travels this week I came across this great little promo film above for the Japanese Saddle Masters Kashimax, who in my humble opinion make the BMX saddle of choice, the sleek and classic Aero.

It’s great to see Kashimax still going strong after all these years, their attention to detail and craftsmen at work. Watch out for the Aero AX-4A in the film, I think it made my wallet twitch!


Ooooo Bei Corridori Italiani

Tuesday, May 24th, 2011

Came across Ray Dobbins site today which is packed full of the most beautifully classic, old school Italian racing bikes. I love finding sites like this where you can geek off for an hour or so instead of working through that ever growing to do list!

Ray’s site has a simple homemade feel, which is part of it’s charm, but dig a little deeper and WOW. The collection of Italian racing bikes span across the 1970’s and 80’s each one in immaculate showroom condition and all have been lovingly shot and catalogued by Ray.

My personal favourite is 1971-72 Colnago Super (58c-c) but if I’m honest I wouldn’t kick any of them out of bed for eating biscuits! So if you’ve got lots of work on that you really can’t be bothered with head over and geek off.