2012

vintage wheel wing nuts | nut bersayap
vintage quick-release wing nuts. set of 2 pairs

 

2012

vintage wheel wing nuts | nut bersayap
vintage quick-release wing nuts. set of 2 pairs

  parts | bahagian
parts & stocks are limited and sourcing, time consuming. found a network of wholesalers with some known stocks of classic parts, no longer produced or N.O.S (new old stock). every item a novelty to have. still the hunt for the elusive is just part of the experience.





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18.01.2011

thick hide saddle | pelana
chinese made leather saddles. unlike brooks of england, these are relatively cheap although hard to find. found a manufacturer in china still producing these among other types.

 

2012

upcycled brake pads | pad brek
upcycled from old rubber tyres, these brake pads are more responsive in wet conditions.

 

20.08.2010

full gear case | peti giar
26" oil-bath gear case, manufactured by a malaysian company registered Tan Lan Bicycle Accessories MFG Sdn Bhd, Kampar, Perak. These seem really old and the packaging yellowed from age. these are jewels and a real fine accessory for any classic bicycle. very rare and hard to source (only fits 26" frames)

             


20.08.2010

chair brand hub brakes| hub brek
a set of very old stock, japanese made hub brake set. complete with brake levers and cable housing. 36 holes so it would only fit classic 26" rims. these hub brakes are also very rare and a great addition to any classic bicycle. (only fits 26" frames)

 

06.2010

sturmey archer internal gear hub | hub gear dalam
SRF3 a classic internal gear hub on all the deluxe models. there are some original ones on ebay though they would need severe servicing and replacements. I’ve managed to track down the manufacturer, Suntour, located in taiwan who has bought over sturmey archer. this particular 3 speed hub a standard on deluxe models. 36 holes so it would only fit classiz 26" rims. (only fits 26" frames)
 

2008

46T crankset | engkol
a very rare crankset, phoenix. one of china’s fine bicycle makers. I am still not able to source these bicycle in this region. those I’ve seen on the road have beautiful enamels on the frames and are quite elegant. (cotter crank)

 

18.01.2011

36T crankset | engkol
freeman chain wheel and crank, india. an indian bicycle and parts manufacturer. unfortunately not many of it available here. (cotter crank)

 

18.01.2011

24T freewheel | freewheel
24 teeth freewheel from unity brand, india. 24 teeth is unusual for road user, usually used on heavy load bicycles or carts. in combination with the chain wheel, factored with the rim size and crank length to calculate the force needed.

 

18.01.2011

20T freewheel | freewheel
20 teeth freewheel from diamond brand, china.

 


05.01.2011

dynamo light set | set lampu dinamo
a classic dynamo light set. it's very rare to find steel ones still made, probably the last few in this 21st century.

 

06.01.2011

rear reflectors| reflektor
these are classics and rare. only managed to find a handful of these. black and well-made reflectors from china.

 

2012

kerosene oil light | lampu minyak tanah
antique old-stock, india-made kerosene oil lamp for bicycles.

 

06.01.2011

handle grip | pegangan stang
very rare japanese-made raleigh handle grip. classic design. quite a find and unfortunately quite a dent on the bank account.

 

2012

brakelever guard | sarung
raleigh vintage brake lever guard for choppers.



 


2012

pedals | pedal
sturmey archer percision parts, pedal. new old stock.

 

18.01.2011

pedals | pedal
these seem to be the best made pedals I could find. still manufactured in china by sim hwa, shanghai bicycle industrial co.

 

2011

pedals | pedal
type of pedals I've sourced so far. pedals are usually the first to breakdown on classic bicycles, especially since they take the most friction. I found some heavy duty ones from india, the 2nd and 3rd pedals are the best ones I could find available in market.

 

05.01.2011

headset | headset
taiwan made classic headset, in black or nickel plated.

 

2011

bicycle bells| loceng
collection of well made bicycle bells mainly from china. some are quite rare, especially the horizontal revolving ones.

 

06.01.2011

emblem | lambang
New old stock original raleigh emblem, very rare and not produced anymore.