Forever bikes are by no stretch of imagination an absolute classic. Supplied to the police, post office, foreign visitors and to a few hundred million Chinese they carry a heritage that would bring Raleigh to it’s knees.
Ironically though, they’ve been built over and over for 50 years into complete failures. Shod in appalling wheels, reigned by a terrible a breaking system and liable to break out in rust on sight of water – they’re verging on the worst bikes ever made.
But look at the frame; vertical dropouts, relaxed geometry and a beautiful finish. As a blank canvas they’re sublime… and that’s where we’re going.