Another round up of some of the more interesting bikes I have spotted recently around Manchester
A lovely old step-through bike. The manufacturer appears to be “Torino,” but the lettering has faded with age.
3-speed hub gears made by Sachs, which was bought out by SRAM quite a while back.
A bottle dynamo and Union lamp to round it off. There is a tail-light on the rear mudguard too. It looks like this bike has been in service for a long time. Thanks to the component choices, it appears it has a good few years left in it too.
A Thorn tourer, especially notable for its Rohloff Speedhub, an impressive piece of engineering containing 14 evenly spaced gears. It is not everyday I park next to a bike with a rear hub which is worth more than any of the bikes I own.
I saw this Brompton parked up one lunchtime, completely unsecured. This seemed off for a bike designed to be folded so it can be taken inside easily. My faith in humanity was boosted when I came back a fair few hours later to see it was still there.
I saw this fully loaded randonneur bike outside EBC, complete with a Brooks saddle and the seldom-seen (in the wild) Euro-style trekking bars.
A basic but practical unknown transportation bike, lacking a front brake but otherwise conforming to many of the things I feel a good transport bike should have.
LC’s Pashley Princess Sovereign, Vita.
A roadster with a personalised coat-guard.
A rather beat-up but lovely Crescent roadster-like bicycle, with brown tyres and an elaborate chain-guard design.
As always I’ll keep my eyes peeled for any other nice and interesting bikes around town.