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Topic: Bicycle Seat! The streets of New Orleans just got a little bit sweatier.  (Read 1827 times)
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« on: September 23, 2009 09:27:23 AM »

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 (don't ask why I was there).

Check this out on my website! http://madebyjulianne.com/?p=69
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« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2009 10:19:45 AM »

I LOVE YOUR SEAT.... and I see the action shot... those are definitely the streets of NOLA!  I miss home!  And I love your homage!

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« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2009 10:39:39 AM »

nice!  I'll have to keep an eye out for it next time Im in the quarter!
« Reply #3 on: September 23, 2009 07:42:59 PM »

Omg!! that is just too cool!!
Awsome job!!!!   Grin
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« Reply #4 on: September 24, 2009 11:01:55 PM »

Very cool! I like it.

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« Reply #5 on: September 29, 2009 11:48:24 AM »

Aww, that's so rad!  I need a bike.

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« Reply #6 on: October 02, 2009 09:38:38 PM »

Thanks guys! Actually, a German couchsurfer I hosted a few days ago saw my bike in the Quarter today and so was able to come find me... in Rick's Cabaret on Bourbon! "I recognized your bike outside but I didn't expect to find you in a strip club" he said, so I guess that means the seat works.

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