You Should Know

How to find love at first ride.

Bicycling (South Africa) - - Contents - by Bi­cy­cling staff

F was an amaz­ing metal­lic chameleon green. And it had a cool name,” says con­tribut­ing writer Selene Yeager. As­sem­ble a Franken-bike. “When I was 16, I or­dered a hand­made hard­tail frame from a lo­cal builder,” says con­tribut­ing writer Daniel Sapp. “I couldn’t af­ford to build it up nicely, so I cob­bled it to­gether with sec­ond­hand parts and wash­ers from the hard­ware shop. I rode the hell out of it.” Or buy the same bike as your favourite rider. “I had a mad #man­crush on Li­nus Gerde­mann (who rode for the T-Mo­bile Team), so I bought a Gi­ant TCR Ad­vanced, T-Mo­bile edi­tion. I ended up re­ally lik­ing the bike and have since owned three it­er­a­tions of that frame,” says me­chanic Joël Nankman.

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