I would love to own one of these vintage bicycles. It even has a license plate, the little bag behind the seat, the bell, the dynamo for the light…WOW! Just love it!

When I was young, I was told these bicycles were made for female and male riders. The bike with the bar horizontally across was made for male riders and the one with the bar diagonally downwards was for female riders. Why? Well, in the good old days female with long cheongsams will have difficulty swinging their leg over the horizontal bar to paddle, thus they designed the bike with the slanting bar. Interesting huh?

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