Nomenclature – Saddle

by Old Bone Machine

A bicycle saddle should never be called a seat. A seat like a chair is passive, while the saddle denotes activity. Horse, rider and saddle. After riding on a saddle, one later rests in a seat.

Brooks England make the iconic leather bicycle saddle. They’ve done so since 1866. The Brooks Saddle Couch though is neither a saddle or a seat. It is a contradiction.

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Busyman re-upholsters bicycle saddles in leather. His designs are refined and elegant. He works from Melbourne, Australia.

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So never throw away an old saddle. Instead get it restored or use it to make art. Just like Picasso.

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