Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Vintage working lamp

While scouting for stuff to put onto my bicycles, I stumbled onto a vintage working lamp for sale. Nothing fanciful though. Made in Taiwan. Parts are made up of plastic and metal. Works on D cell.
One side is a standard lamp and when it switches to the 'blinker' mode, the lamp will blink on the other side. There is a selection that allows the lamp to switch on together with the blinker. Cool...

Can this lamp be placed onto any of my bicycles?

Monday, May 17, 2010

New upgrades for my Cruiser...Part 1

It's been awhile since I last touched my Cruiser. Just couldn't find the time to spare. But last few weeks was different. Everything at work slowed to a 'breathable' pace. Finally get to get my hands dirty again. If you have been reading my blog, I've always dreamed of owning a Phantom. Since I laid my eyes on those curves, it just gets to you. I have custom build/assembled one look-alike but there's still something missing. Yes. The tank. The 'TANK' that set it's self apart from all bikes in the world. I tried getting one from Ebay but the price is just too high.
In Singapore, it's very rare to see one on the road. Maybe there are, but in some collector's possession, perhaps.

So, since I couldn't get one from the States, might as well custom make one in my backyard.

The tank is still in it's raw, unfinished form. Still alot of work needed to smooth out the surface. BTW, it's made of fibre glass.

While the tank is under going hardening process, I got myself a bicycle rack. Like the one I did for my Raleigh, I decided to do the same for my Cruiser. So I shifted the dynamo lamp to the front. Looks better but have to be careful when moving the bike about or turning in tight corners. The lamp tends to be in the way. I nearly broke the glass! Got to think of a solution to protect it and still looks nice on the rack. Any suggestions?

Friday, May 7, 2010


Saw this pic of a unique and rare wheel lock, which belongs to 'spier65' on Flickr. I've seen a similar piece in Singapore, mounted on a Rudge. Very nice to have on my Raleigh Sports. Still trying to persuade the old gentle man to sell me his Rudge....