All the saddle talk yesterday had me looking at Busyman Bicycles, where I caught this custom tree Arione Donna. So fresh!
… that I refuse to post any of the photos I shot of it today, save these two. Tomorrow, when the light is better, I’ll re-photograph it. All I’ll say now is that you don’t need to have a custom frame to make a tricked-out ride.
I don’t care what kind of bike you have, a nice saddle and bar tape will classy any bike up. Especially if it’s from the workshop of Mick Peel. It’s been a while since I last posted about Busyman Bicycles but this natural leather set is gorgeous.
Previously: MEL Shop Visit: Busyman Bicycles
The Australian Custom Bicycle Show is this weekend in Australia and this bike is only one of the prime examples of Australian craftsmanship that will be on display. As part of the Rapha Continental Australia, Darren Baum worked closely with Rapha to design one of the wildest Baum Corretto paint jobs I’ve ever seen. Integrating the Rapha Gazzet Paper seamlessly into the wet coat creates a one-of-the-kind aesthetic.
The build? Pretty straight forward with full SRAM Red, ENVE clinchers, Fizik saddle and custom Busyman Bicycles bar tape to top it off. Check out more high-res photos of this beauty in the Gallery and if you’re in Australia, get your ass to the ACBS this weekend.
There are a lot of so-called “restoration experts” when it comes to bicycles, but as far as I’m concerned, there’s only one. Andy from FYXO teamed up with Busyman and Shifter to bring you one of the best Colnago Mexico restorations out there. Head over to FYXO to see the full scoop and make sure there’s extra salt.
While we’re on the subject of Australia, why not head over to the new Busyman Bicycles Facebook Page and “Like” it? It’ll make Mick’s Friday!