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the streets of New Orleans just got a little bit sweatier.

30 December 2009

Taken from my post on Craftster

I’d been thinking about spicing up my latest bicycle–in New Orleans we like our bikes to be very spicy. Before, my seat was generic black and real bummer. So I pulled out a scrap of canvas and some paint and got to work!

A little bit of home-town pride. Everything I make winds up getting branded.

The key to keeping your bad-ass accessories from getting jacked in the Quarter is to put your name all over it, real big.

The construction of the cover took only a few minutes. I spent a while painting it though. I sewed the top and sides, then stapled it to the bottom of the saddle.

I topped it off with a few coats of clear sealant. When I ride with a skirt, the saddle rubs my thighs, but that’s the case with any seat. The design hasn’t worn off at all. I’ve also decorated my basket with some beads I got down on Bourbon last weekend. People have tracked me down in the city by recognizing my bike seat!

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