|Bike bought in 1995 to go touring with|
I had lots of happy days with this bike, touring the south west, and also commuting to work with from time of purchase in 1995 till my retirement in 2002.
|Camping for the night|
|Trailer made out of pvc pipes and discarded wheels|
The Giant is the second oldest of my four bikes (the oldest is in my shed, not currently roadworthy).
The thief had a choice of 2 bikes, the other one being newer with much better components but an unknown brand. Thankfully he chose the older one.
I was about to renew the drive train of the Giant as it was quite worn, but luckily I procrastinated. Otherwise the thief would have got a new transmission as well.
|My automatic gate closer|
Being too cheap to buy a real automatic gate closer, I fashioned one with a screw ring and an old bicycle inner tube (which I have plenty of).
The thief actually untied my inner tube so that the gate won't close and make a noise. That lowlife seems to be quite an exeprienced thief.
I've had parts of my bike stolen before, when I was living in Neptune Court.
|I don't have an actual photo of that bike, just this ad from the web. Mine came with Shimano 600 instead of Campagnolo.|
That Raleigh I got in 1975 in Singapore for S$750 and in the mid 80's I traded it in in Oz for a Japanese aluminium bike, the Sakae Ringyo Prism or also known as the Litage Prism.
I got A$400 for the Raleigh.
|Again, this is a pic of the Litage taken off the web as I don't have a photo of mine.|
It was a beautiful bike to ride and was quite unique in that the aluminium frame was put together with aeroplane glue.
In the end it developed a crack in the frame and I threw it out.