A recent trip to Tibet gave me the opporunity to take in some high altitude roadsters. Most bikes in Lhasa, the Tibetan capital see some use as work bikes, like this 26" Flying Pigeon. Also note the chrome chainring guard.
This bike also had a strange package rack maybe taken off a Flying Pigeon electric bike. I have not seen one like this before. The Tibetan penchant seemed to be to carry packages in a roll on the back and many package racks had specially welded tabs to hold the rolls.
Then there was this Forever which was working hard carrying propane.
Here is another 28" roadster, posing next to someone's shop. Care for some melon?
We can tell from the fork decal it is a Phoenix. The sign says it is for sale at 150 RMB ($20). But before you put down some money on this fine ride with good patina, you had better check it over....
...oh wow! The seat looks painful! I saw alot of these tire rubber seats. Apparently comfort was not the owner's first concern. Maybe we should pass this one by.
OK. This 28" step-through Forever looks more forgiving. Like I said, they really stack things up on the rear rack!
And then there was this 28" double-bar Forever at a noodle factory. Ready to make a delivery, or just stopping in for lunch?