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.


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




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