- Street / Area: Address: 177 Bree St, Cape Town City Centre
- Zip/Postal Code: 8000
- City: Cape Town
- Country: South Africa
- Phonenumber: 021 4222 439 or 021 423 5191
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Website: http://www.revolutioncycles.co.za/
- Bicycle sale details: Bicycles, Bicycle parts, Bicycle repair and service, Bicycle export, Accessories, Others
- New or Used: New, Used
- Listed: October 17, 2017 2:51 pm
- Expires: 331 days, 9 hours
You see, most bike shop owners are usually ex-racing snakes relying on their cycling fame to get their fortune. We, my son Stirling-James (aka SJ, Stirling Junior, and just plain Stirling) and I, are the antithesis of this. Our fascination has always been with the bike – especially the mountain bike. Sure, my first adult bike experience was the wet, very wet, Argus of 1987 on a shiny, new Peugeot Rapport with two huge rings on the front six tiny rings at the back and funny little gear levers on the down tube – no wonder it took me nearly 5 hours to cross the finish line in Camps Bay joining another 3 000-odd saturated souls on that soggy soccer field.
However, it was in 1990, that the first mountain bikes hit our shores and my real love affair with Table Mountain (we still live on the slopes of this iconic wonder of the world) and MTB’s began. Sedgefield Fat Tire Festival, Knysna Oyster Festival MTB Race, Tokai Forest and our happy social MTB brotherhood, the Lost Amigos, the original night riders, lunch with Gary Fisher, Alpine & Pyrenean adventures, planning the first Epic with Kevin and Leon – all this thanks to that beautiful machine, the mountain bike! Despite my preference for gravel, mud and rocks, road biking has not been neglected with more than 20 Argus Cycle tours under my belt (SJ has completed 7 tours) and more fun rides than I can remember – the road bike has its own smooth, graceful appeal. The road bike is a thing of beauty akin to a European sports car while an MTB is like a 4×4 (a proper 4×4).
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