Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Adding stuff to my Raleigh..

Got this pre-independence bicycle registration plate from an old man. Back before Singapore's independence from the British rulers, all bicycles are required to be registered. The words MCS means Municipal Council of Singapore. The plate is not painted red but is actually enamelled. That's why the top and bottom part of the plate cracked and broke off when the previous owner over tightened it.

Added a leather tool carrying pouch to pack in my tools for the long ride..

Saturday, April 11, 2009

My Joker low rider bicycle

Joker's wheels are 20 inch equipped with 'Creepy Crawler' tyres, 20 x 2. Tyres are designed by Dani Cosma

Sturmey Archer 3 speed shifter

Joker decal on down tube

Joker headbadge....no joke, really..

The rear reflector glows not because I added batteries to it but reflection from the camera..

NOS vintage head lamp..
NOS double reflector mirror..

Bike on original bull stand..
Now this bike is on Ebay.sg

Monday, April 6, 2009

More KOBA kick stand!

NOS Koba kick stand for Sale!!

Overall length 20 inch. It's meant for a 26 inch bicycle.
All necessary mounting brackets included.

Look at the chrome!

There's some visible pitting on the brackets....

Deluxe model...

Nice "Koba Stand" cover for the spring...
The item is currently put up for auction in Ebay.sg
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Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Vintage saddle, heavily sprung

This is a vintage, heavily sprung saddle meant for cushioning hard asses from rough roads and pot holes! Yup, tested this saddle and in my personal opinion, it gives the best cushioning our ass can take! haha...Over humps, the springs works it's magic. It absorbs all the shock and transforme the shock wave into a 'horse-riding' motion. I call it 'horse-riding' motion because you really feel like riding a galloping horse...you'll bounce and that's good.

Look at the solid spring construction!

Over the years, rust have started to set in. But not much pitting that will damage the spring. Just surface rust.

The mighty twin shock absorber! What's missing is the name plate. I think it belongs to a Hercules bicycle.

Check out this vintage saddle. It's on Ebay.sg. I hope this saddle can benefit some vintage 'hard-ass'....