This Sohrab Roadster is very young at heart but old in looks
Pre and post war Roadster designs are very popular in the far reaches of The old British Empire, and Raleigh
in India and Pakistan. Raleigh designs have been copied millions upon millions of times - and still built to this day,
the same old style, same designs, same brick sh*t house tank like build and Sohrab are one such manufacturer - and as a homage to Raleigh the headbadge is even Heron-like.
They're used for everything from commuting, carrying passengers and lugging provisions and livestock, yes Livestock - ever seen a goat on a Bike? I have! they're easily maintained and have Rod Brakes - and rod Brakes are just superb - not for Weight Weenies though - they look ancient, the dated design, stuck back in time, reminds me of 50ies American cars in Cuba, without the glamour.
My dad exported a Raleigh Roadster from England in the early 60ies for my Uncle (his younger brother), and it is still being ridden to this day, weighing upwards of 50 Ibs and built like the Eiffel Tower, it'll last forever!
I saw this loved and well used example on my recent trip - and snapped it with a wide angle lens
And being pretty old Skool in many things - I shot it on Kodak Ektachrome and a Carl Zeiss 21mm Biogon T* lens on a Contax
An interesting video of the antiquated Sohrab Bicycle Factory, Lahorehttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t-ov35KsfQM