A friend is traveling (not bike touring) in Nepal and sent me this photo of a rental bike he’s been using to get around town. Details include a single speed transmission and non-functioning brakes. The bell is identical to those that are supplied with modern-day Pashleys. The frame is lugged-steel (hi-ten, at best) and I see a wheel lock on the seat stays and a chainstay-mounted rear brake. He said, “Everyone has the same size bike so little kids ride these and they actually stand under the top tube so they can reach the pedals.” The rental fee? $1 a day.