Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Back in the saddle, part 1.

I've been a serious bikenut for a few years now.
It's the first sunny day of the year and my daily ride, a fixed 1920's Demi-racer's rear wheel is finally falling apart.The ducttape held up for almost three weeks.
I thought it was high time to put some cycling stuff together. My late 30's Porteur bike needs just a little more work before it's good to go and then I can fix the racer again, right in time for the spring.
I'll post pics.

Meanwhile,here's a bit of kit:

Cycling shoes, expandable canvas pannier bag, goggles, sportsbelt, drivers watch, hipflask, french army musette bag.

Catalog scans and stuff. Bits and pieces. Like clothing, this is a passion. Try finding vintage tires and tubes sometime. Try finding vintage bottlecages sometime.

Club badges. Trouser clips. Very heavy pre-war dynamo, repair kit, papillons.

Vintage valve caps!
Dropfront cycling plusfours, with reinforced seat, sportsbelt, rainmac, wool cap with enamel club badge.

Button-neck sweater.

Club badges.Wingnut.

The end.


  1. i need a sport belt......BTW still no jacket at the horizon ...bloody snail mail!!

  2. Congrats for this beautifull post. It's perfect.

  3. nice post… you became the king of the photograph !!!
    Yes your ebay france sport belt is fabulous !!!

  4. brilliant as ever, cycling through the flatlands, woods and then a nice cold brew, how I long for the summer.

  5. Mooie post, en erg mooie foto's!