Enough of this Bourgeois Fridge nonsense, lets see your first proper bikes. I am talking post Grifter/BMX, the sort of thing you thought you could win the tour on.
Here is mine, the mighty Puch Clipper 10.
Bought for me in about 1990, but I suspect it had been in its box for a long time before that.
Pocket money upgrades meant it eventually had a set of 105 parts - still with the frame mounted shifters.
After 30 Years I have today learned that Puch is, historically at least, an Austrian brand, I therefore revise my earlier statement to:
I shouldn’t have bothered, the frame was made of finest Austrian gas-pipe, so it weighed as much as a
“Insert something heavy and Austrian”…