How To: Veloce sweater
This How To article is a bit different than previous articles, as it uses no lathe, mill, welder or grinder…
I’ve always wanted a nice sweater to wear while riding. There are a few places out there selling old style clothes, but they don’t do one-of-a-kind orders. After some time, I was able to convince my wife to make me one. A trip to Britex Fabrics on Union Square to buy a pattern and some nice green Italian wool. Then some black felt from Cliffs, and we were started.
Ivan Rhodes’ 1913 Model A, one of the early Velocette line of bikes. Not many folks realize that the company was named Veloce, while the bikes they sold were called Velocette. There is an interesting story behind that, but I’ll save it for a later article. Photo by PdO.
A closeup of the petrol tank lettering. I love this old font. It reminds me of a spaghetti western. Photo by PdO.
Ready for a ride.
Big thanks to the wife!