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Cycling in Rwanda
#1
Hi Everyone

I wanted to post a picture of the bicycle that I built:

A Hardo-Wagner frame with a Rohloff - fantastic!

I'm using it here in Rwanda and we are offering adventure cycle tours:

http://www.rwandan-adventures.com

Bye for now

Tom Tofield
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#2
Cool picture and awesome homebrew bicycle.
Good maintenance to your Bike, can make it like the wheels are, true and smooth!
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#3
Thanks Bill!
For adventure cycling in Rwanda visit:

http://www.rwandan-adventures.com
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#4
Trying to figure out how you got those panniers on the front? Looks pretty cool and non-obstructive.


P.s. Looks like your little friend needs a bike to accompany ya! Wink
Good maintenance to your Bike, can make it like the wheels are, true and smooth!
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#5
The front pannier holders are made by Tubus and come with a 10 year guarantee. The panniers are made by Ortlieb and are 100% waterproof (they went through a stream once and everything inside stayed dry!). I've had them for about 8 years. You'll find them in Google.

I always use the front panniers before hooking on the rear ones, as unlike just rear ones, the bike stability is better. You know how it is - put weight on the back of the bike and the front wheel goes all light. I go up to about 20kg on the front.

For the little man - Yep, you are right. We are trying to help these guys out with some cheap bicycles. ;-)
For adventure cycling in Rwanda visit:

http://www.rwandan-adventures.com
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#6
You know what, I think there is a program where a certain non-profit organization makes bamboo bikes and ships them to unfortunate companies. I will look that up! B-I-N-G-O ...... Here ya go, I really did not read too much on it but it would be worthwhile to check out so those kids would have something to ride. Although bamboo I have heard they are daggon durable. Here is the link.....
http://www.bamboobike.org/Home.html also don't know what the supplies are like there but here is a link that shows ya how to make your own ....
http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Build-a-Bamboo-Bicycle/ . Now if the above link doesnt help just research it on google.
Good maintenance to your Bike, can make it like the wheels are, true and smooth!
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#7
Check out this site: http://www.bmeres.com/bambooframe.htm

All sorts of DIY bike frames and bits.
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#8
Thanks guys. Interesting stuff.

Xeres: Where do you live in Kent? I have a lot of family in the Medway area!
For adventure cycling in Rwanda visit:

http://www.rwandan-adventures.com
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#9
Quote:Xeres: Where do you live in Kent? I have a lot of family in the Medway area!

I live just outside Folkestone right down on the SE coast, if I go 200 meters further south of my front door I get my feet wet. Smile
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