Bicycle messengers are warriors of the streets. They battle everyone and everything just to make some money. The weather, traffic, people, the internet, everything is working against a courier that wants to make a buck, so the people that stick with it and do make money are to be respected. What is even more respectable is the bikes they own. To the untrained eye they look like garbage, but that's not the case! A courier's bike is a warrior's steed. They are equipped to keep running, and stand up to the elements. Here is a retired courier's steed. It's rugged, but you can tell it's been loved to death.