We’ve had a steady stream of OTSG Firsts rolling in the past few months. I’m not sure if this tells me we’re full to the shifters with Schwinns, or if you all are just doing a really good job of digging up the obscure. I think it’s a bit of both.
And as you probably gathered today’s OTS, provided by Dan B, is one of those Firsts. This is his Humber Riviera in my favorite of colors, BRG.
This may be a first for the OTSG — a Humber Riviera. Made in Enland — by Raliegh, I believe. Age unknown. I acquired this bike by posting an “Old Bikes Wanted” ad on CL. The prior owner said that he had purchased the bike on CL, rode it to work but was moving and would no longer be able to ride, so he passed it on to me for $20 — a bargain I’d say. The bike is Shimano/Huret equipped with a Milremo stem and Altenburger Synchron brakes. This is the first bike I’ve seen with these brakes. Any OTS’ers familiar with this brand? I admit that the gel saddle and newer front tire detract from the vintage look, but for now they remain.