The heart and soul of a Shinola bicycle begins in the legendary Waterford Precision Cycles factory in Wisconsin, where their frames and forks are individually handcrafted by experts using double-butted cro-moly steel. Read more
Exquisite craftsmanship and attention to detail make this wooden bike the finest about which I have written. Read more
Talented leather artisan Kara Ginther creates beautifully carved Brooks saddles. The intricately engraved bicycle seats are created in various colors, styles and types of leather.
She turns a ‘blank slate’ into a unique and functional piece of art, embellishing it with imagery that encompasses everything from western, nautical and nordic styles to floral, graphic and patterned ones:
Kara Ginther engraved leather Brooks Saddle Seats:
Nautical 2 (private commission):
Limited edition of 20 for London’s Tweed Run:
Artifact and Herringbone for a tandem bike:
Thistle (private commmission):
A paisley inspired design for Ahren of Banjo Cycles:
for Black Sheep:
For Topanga Creek Bicycles:
Kara at work in her studio:
Kara Ginther also carves boots, luggage and more. Visit her site for more information.
all images courtesy of the artist
Woody Bikes are beautifully hand crafted bikes made of domestic and exotic hardwoods such as bubinga, ash, mahogany and purple heart. The hardwood purchased for their bicycles comes from “maintained” forests. Read more