~ thyme ~

30 November 2010

thyme - my lovely bike :)

it’s been a month since Thyme, my pretty bike, lives in our house… and i haven’t made a proper introduction of her yet. so, here it is.

Thyme is a restored vintage Raleigh Caprice from — i think — early 1980’s.

thyme - my lovely bike :)

she is probably around the same age as Finch. we bought her from the Vanguard Designs. her name was Heidi, but since all of my stuff are named after vegetables or shrubs, so we change it to Thyme, the herb.

i think Thyme is really pretty… i’ve been looking for a vintage Raleigh loop frame bicycle for a while, but most of them are waaaay too big for me. so when i saw Thyme, whose frame size is 19”/49cm, i just had to get her… she’s my size!

she is equipped with 3-speed vintage Sturmey Archer hub with its cute thumb shifter.

thyme - my lovely bike :)
thyme - my lovely bike :)

i fit in the Brooks saddle that i had for Negi. and she has a pair of elegant maple fenders.

thyme - my lovely bike :)
thyme - my lovely bike :)

she also has the cutest bell and a pretty vintage light casing that has been converted into a battery-powered LED light.

thyme - my lovely bike :)
thyme - my lovely bike :)

originally, Thyme came with a shallow wicker basket with lid. but since i usually carry groceries or large bag on the bike, i decided to skip the lidded basket. the plan was to find a wire basket isntead… yes, wire baskets are far less pretty than wicker baskets. but living in a tropical country, where everything gets moldy so easily, i think having a wire basket is just more practical.

it turns out, though, finding a wide wire basket is almost impossible in Singapore! so, we ended up attaching a MUJI basket (that is not meant for bicycle) on to Thyme, just because i need basket.

thyme - my lovely bike :)
thyme - my lovely bike :)
thyme - my lovely bike :)

so, until i can find a large wire basket that i like, the Muji wicker basket will have to do for now.

thyme - my lovely bike :)
thyme - my lovely bike :)
thyme - my lovely bike :)

~ comment (10) ~

cool bike thal, and love the color toooo… :)

cyndewi | 30 November 2010 - 10:29 | reply

thank you! i fell in love with the color, too :D

thalia | 2 December 2010 - 11:42 | reply

It’s a beautiful bike. I hope you’ll have many wonderful journeys & memories with Thyme! :D

Li | 30 November 2010 - 11:51 | reply

thank you! we sure hope so :D

thalia | 2 December 2010 - 11:43 | reply

beautiful detailed shots of a classic bike :) love it !

Susan | 30 November 2010 - 11:54 | reply

yeah, we went crazy over the detailed shot. too many, in fact :P

thalia | 2 December 2010 - 11:44 | reply

weww..product reviewnya lengkap bgt, lbh lengkap drpd rivew gadget…

Irma Ardian | 1 December 2010 - 09:06 | reply

hihihi, lebih seru ngereview sepeda daripada gadget sih :P

thalia | 2 December 2010 - 11:46 | reply

Thyme harus ikut beauty contest! I’m serious! Asli cantik!

cynthia | 14 December 2010 - 05:02 | reply

aw, si thyme jadi pink, kegeeran… hihihi :P

thalia | 16 December 2010 - 07:50 | reply