So I bought my (mostly local) vegetables and headed back to the bike to go to my next appointment, when I saw a venerable gentleman locking this chrome bike up next to my Green Gopher.
Well, I had to chat him up a bit, for the bike was an ancient Lygié, beautifully lugged, with what looked like the original chainguard and fenders, and a single toptube-mounted shifter.
The fellow had had it for thirty years, and both he and it had endured on the streets of LA!
Just made me happy to see, so I figured to stick it on the blog here. (And I promise, I'll start carrying my real camera around; this has been happening all too often to leave to the Crappy Cell Phone Cam.)