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Re: post-covid adventure bike spotted
« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2020, 06:52:24 pm »


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« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2020, 07:22:25 pm »
15k???
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Re: post-covid adventure bike spotted
« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2020, 07:50:39 pm »
it even has the compulsory adventure bike beak.
 

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Re: post-covid adventure bike spotted
« Reply #4 on: May 23, 2020, 09:38:51 pm »
it even has the compulsory adventure bike beak.

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Re: post-covid adventure bike spotted
« Reply #5 on: May 23, 2020, 09:45:29 pm »
Who ever designed this adventure bike has no idea of where to put the xzorst.
 

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Re: post-covid adventure bike spotted
« Reply #6 on: May 23, 2020, 09:49:44 pm »
Who ever designed this adventure bike has no idea of where to put the xzorst.

Op n grondpad lyk dit seker heeltyd na n helikopter wat in die stof land. :pot:
 

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Re: post-covid adventure bike spotted
« Reply #7 on: May 24, 2020, 06:34:33 am »
Who ever designed this adventure bike has no idea of where to put the xzorst.

Op n grondpad lyk dit seker heeltyd na n helikopter wat in die stof land. :pot:
Twyfel of daar kompressie gaan wees vir stof, net so 'n vaal rokie.

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Re: post-covid adventure bike spotted
« Reply #8 on: May 24, 2020, 01:02:59 pm »
Is that a Stihl engine?
 

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Re: post-covid adventure bike spotted
« Reply #9 on: May 24, 2020, 01:36:24 pm »
In summer it is not unusual to see groups of cyclists that have camping gear with them in The Netherlands or Belgium over a weekend. I just ride past them and back home to my own bed.
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« Reply #10 on: May 24, 2020, 01:53:22 pm »
The engine costs R2200, it is complete kit to fit it on a bicycle. Takes about 2 hours to install. Lots of videos on you tube, there is no engine number and no license required to ride it. Fits on just about any bicycle.
 

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Re: post-covid adventure bike spotted
« Reply #11 on: May 25, 2020, 01:30:35 am »
The engine costs R2200, it is complete kit to fit it on a bicycle. Takes about 2 hours to install. Lots of videos on you tube, there is no engine number and no license required to ride it. Fits on just about any bicycle.

Yup, you can get them up to around 90cc in 2-stroke, and I know you get a 49cc 4-stroke.

The engine capacity needs to be below 50cc, and the donor-bicycle must still have its pedals working. Then it is legal in the State of Florida. No drivers license required, NADA. A lot of guys who have lost their drivers license due to DUI convictions buy the kits so they can still ride to work each day, I see several of these "bikes" each week.

A motor and complete installation kit usually runs around $120 on eBay. Brand new. A used bicycle you can often get free off the side of the road...

I will admit that my arse has itched a couple of times  :peepwall:  :ricky:  :imaposer:
Young enough to know I can, old enough to know I shouldn't, stupid enough to do it anyway.
 

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Re: post-covid adventure bike spotted
« Reply #12 on: May 25, 2020, 01:46:13 am »
In summer it is not unusual to see groups of cyclists that have camping gear with them in The Netherlands or Belgium over a weekend. I just ride past them and back home to my own bed.
For sure, family cycling holidays are a thing in the flatlands, Germany and France. They go cycling for two weeks, camp and stay in villages along the way. Folks cycle Africa up,  down and across with luggage strapped on. Just haven't seen this setup before, the word cute comes to mind :)

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Re: post-covid adventure bike spotted
« Reply #13 on: May 25, 2020, 06:12:52 am »
Is that a Stihl engine?
Mostly Chinese no names..

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Re: post-covid adventure bike spotted
« Reply #14 on: May 25, 2020, 12:05:00 pm »
When we Did Sani last year we got to the backpackers, and there was a Asian dude camping on the stoep instead of staying inside (cheaper).  He was on a regular bicycle, packed like that one.

We got chatting to him and he was riding down Sani the next day after coming down through Lesotho... We asked him where he started riding from.....LONDON!!!  Dude rode a bicycle from London to Cape Town.   It was mental.

He made sure he finished all his food before going down Sani to save weight as his brakes were nearly finished. We passed him on the pass the next morning. Dude's got big balls.
 

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Re: post-covid adventure bike spotted
« Reply #15 on: May 25, 2020, 12:40:31 pm »
I want a Sachs Dolmar bicycle now