Published on December 10th, 2011 | by Jules Yap


Dalfred stool with Brooks saddle

Materials: Dalfred stool, Brooks B135 triple-rail bicycle saddle

We replaced the nondescript seat of the Dalfred stool with a beautiful, broad, bouncy Brooks B135 leather bicycle saddle. This required grinding away some plastic at the top of the mounting post to expose metal of the right diameter to fix the saddle to. That’s pretty much it.

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~ todd fahrner, clever cycles in portland, oregon

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15 Responses to Dalfred stool with Brooks saddle

  1. Angie says:

    I made these using Brooks’ knock-off saddles from ebay and I LOVE them! Thanks for the idea! I plan to pair them with a rustic/industrial kitchen island with a huge industrial pendant overhead.

  2. Dallas Yellow Pages says:

    I purchased a stand up desk from Ikea today along with two stools. I didn’t want to shell out the $100+ dollars for the cools saddle you show in your example, but I found a nice gel saddle at Academy Sports for $16 bucks. I’ll post a photo when I get it finished…just need to remove some of the plastic as you mentioned.

    Ikea stand up desk photos:

  3. I sit at a computer all day. Found this while looking for some seating alternatives. Very clever idea! I’m purchasing a stand up desk at Ikea and this stool will work awesome!


  4. Anonymous says:

    Super cool and pretty, I’m a girl I can say it’s pretty. I would love these in my place! Are these seats expensive?


  5. Anonymous says:

    TRIB comes to mind…

  6. Anonymous says:

    Cool idea for thematic store.

  7. Anonymous says:

    Who cares if it is comfortable? It is a beautiful piece of furniture, a real statement piece, and I like your hack.

  8. Anonymous says:

    As a regular at Clever Cycles where these live, I can attest that they are very comfy. Best advertisement for the saddles you’ll find.

  9. todd says:

    They’re quite comfortable with the angle just as shown. No masochism required. We’ve got them all around the shop (a bike shop).

  10. Anonymous says:

    I don’t now anything about Brooks, but the bike saddles are the most uncomfortable things to sit on.

  11. Joel says:

    Nice photography!

  12. Anonymous says:

    Beautiful! but watch out for the saddle angle. it really should be perfectly flat (just like on a bicycle) or you could end up with prostrate / genitals problems.

    srsly k thx bye ;)


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