Thursday, February 28, 2013

Triumph

I'm pleased when I find old school bikes. Someone values its utility. On closer inspection, I've discovered it's a Triumph, made in Nottingham, England. Triumphant!

But it sat for too long, locked and abandoned. Snow piled high around its feet. Melted. Rust formed. It's a beautiful machine—or, it was a beautiful machine. So sad.

Everything's intact, thanks to lack of quick release hubs. But for how long? I've watched a nice Peugeot Mixte slowly slump to the ground, back wheel warped with broken spokes. Is it a triumph to see such elegance go to waste?

Big sigh.

4 comments:

  1. Leave a card,Ms Bikes. Perhaps they'll sell it to you for a song.It would make a wonderful project.

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  2. It is a shame that it looks like it's abandoned. Surprised that it's lasted this long, with cable lock and all. And I agree with the Slow Schlepper.

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  3. Like I need another project... I get emotional about all these abandoned bikes that could make great transportation for someone.

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    1. I can see it now...a new blog titled: Anniesbikerescues! Fight the good fight. (Yes, that is a reference to something.)

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