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Gear hiccups

Posted by Ria Moothilal on Wednesday, March 9, 2011, In : The Bike 

Hi guys

It’s been a while since my last blog. Things are happening pretty fast at the moment with less than two weeks before we set off on our long awaited journey! Later today we’ll be setting up our stand at the Cape Argus Cycle Tour Expo – those of you attending in the upcoming days be sure to pop by.

Now this blog is just a bit of info for those of you interested in some of logistical challenges faced by us in putting together this trip.

International purchases: cycle touring isn’t s...

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Bike One

Posted by Imraan Sayed on Thursday, January 13, 2011, In : The Bike 

Happy New Year All!!
Finally the long anticipated wait of my finished umf kind of a bike has come to an end!

Last week I drove over to Belville with great trepidation to pick up my bike - something that costs an arm and a leg, and has been giving me sleepless nights for the past 5 months! She rides like a dream :) but there are a few minor changes needed to get that perfect touring / upright posture I'm looking for. After getting a seat post with a setback and a more angled handlebar, she will...

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Almost on two wheels!!!!!

Posted by Imraan Sayed on Wednesday, December 1, 2010, In : The Bike 

Howzit All
Sorry I have been scarce for a while - been working my **** off to save and fund this trip!

Since my last blog I've come a long way with regard to bike building.  It has been a real struggle to source / pay and ship the parts I wanted.  Companies not shipping parts to S.A;  credit card payments bouncing 2 weeks into shipping;  invalid tracking numbers;  incorrect parts being shipped and South African post offices taking 2 weeks to process mail once it arrives are just some of the mi...

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Kicking into gear

Posted by Imraan Sayed on Friday, October 15, 2010, In : The Bike 

Helooo All

The clock is ticking; with only 155 days to departure the excitement is mounting, and so too is the organizational workload.

The mechanical machine
Taking its toll on me at the moment is the task of finalizing and sourcing the components for my bike.  Custom building a bicycle in South Africa is no joke, or maybe I just don’t know the right people.  Some components are available locally (at a premium) but most of them have to be ordered online from overseas bike stores. Then the...

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