Most bike shops have a test saddle kit kicking around, usually in a corner gathering some dust, minus a few saddles from test rides that never came back. I have always thought that it would be a cool project draw on the all white sample saddles. The rad people at Selle San Marco were stoked to send me 4 of their most popular saddles to draw on! Now the only thing left is to figure out how to seal in the ink so you can ride these!
Thanks to John Daniel Reiss for the photos!
Art Frame Numero Uno
I have owned a lot of bikes and have coveted even more, but this is my golden unicorn.. The 93 Cannondale track bike, the Crack and Fail, love it or hate it there is no denying that this bike was a huge influence on the resurgance of the track bikes on the streets in the early 2000's as well as many production models that have come out since (The MASH Bolt frame for one).
A friend turned me onto this frame on CL, it has a few dents and is not my size, but I haggled a good deal and it sat in my room for months as I doodled on it. The HED disc came from Florida, supposedly from the Gatorade inspiring University of Florida Gators cycling team.
This frame is too big for me, the wheels are old and skecthy.. but this is a #sttb build for the ages.
58 cm 93 Cannondale Track
HED Disc Wheel
Spinergy Rev X "death" wheel
Sugino 75 165mm cranks NJS
Sugino 75 BB NJS
Suntour Superb Pro 51t Chainring NJS
Izumi NJS chain
EAI NJS 15t 1/8 cog
Salsa 110 track stem
Nitto b123 40cm NJS track drops
LOOK KEO pedals
Thomson Elite seatpost
1993 Cannondale Track
THINK FAST RIDER FASTER NEVER LOOK BACK
RIDE FAST TAKE CHANCES
Mike Martin supplied this classic Salsa / Nitto bar stem combo
PIZZA MENTAL ATTITUDE
Mike Martin supplied these classy purple LOOK pedals
DO NOT HARM TAKE NO SHIT BEG NO MANS PARDON
TAKE SOME RISK
Bill Bones made this SHREDDERZ saddle in the Messenger Mansion 2012
The magic number (although this build is on a 51x15)