Monday, June 29, 2009

Michael Jackson Shoe Patent

There's bound to be some sort of application for this in bicycling...

Land Rider

I thought I had a lot of parts bolted on my bike, until Joshua Swain showed-up for the Cincinnati's Hidden Treasures tour with his distinctive bike. Accessories include: cellphone and holder, HAM radio, horn, tape player, CD player with dashboard speakers (playing some cool R&B during the ride), lights, lock, leather panniers, kickstand, derailleur guard, twin mirrors... he rides his bike on some major trips.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Luxor Banded Light Set

Another version of Luxor lights, this time with a banded headlight and primitive teardrop taillight. The "bands", of course, are threads for attaching the headlight lens/reflector/bezel assembly (see third pic). These look older than the classic teardrop head and taillights. Shells appear to be steel. Note the dangerous-looking toothed bezel holding the faceted red glass in place on the reflector. Looks like the taillight lens is retained by a heavy wire loop spring.

Monday, June 22, 2009

1930s Wolber sew-up repair kit

Another one from eBay-France... in fact, the same seller has two! Nice little tin capsules containing thread, thimble, cork, silk ribbon, needles, sandpaper, and patches for repairing tubulars.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Luxor Clamp-On Taillight

Another new variation of the Luxor taillight. Found this on eBay-France (of course!). Smooth body, but this one has a complete shell and a clamp for mounting on the seatstay. All the others I've seen (so far) have had cut-out shells and mounting hardware for attaching to rear fenders. This one might look good mounted on a stalk above the fender, or perhaps behind the seat tube.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Handsome Helyett Gentleman's Bike

This is currently (6/06/09) on eBay-France, but local pick-up only. Judging by the tires, it's sat awhile unused. Quite a handsome bike... nice color with matching green grips, nice aluminum lights and fenders, and just look at that rack with aluminum tool boxes!
Same seller has the ladies' "Super William" shown below. Again, a very attractive bike with all the hallmarks (lights, fenders, rack). Those wide hammered LeFol fenders are worth more than the entire bike is going for right now - 60 Euros!