I’d noticed this pretty red Raleigh Mixte on my way to dinner at St Veronus one evening last week. I passed quickly and didn’t get a good look at the bike. On the way back, I did stop to look longer and was horrified to see the back wheel was all bent, probably the work of some street vandal. The bike was a sad sight.
The bike didn’t move for a few days and I had forgotten about it when I noticed the following picture on the twitter feed of Michael VanDerHerberg.
It turns out someone had anonymously donated a new wheel and tire to the bike’s owner and the owner had written a note thanking the donor. While it is difficult to make out all the words, it is clear the owner is very happy.
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Well done whoever donated the wheel!