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Bicycling (South Africa) - - Fetish - ROOKCYCLES.COM

THE FEWER CAR­SON THE ROAD, THE BET­TER. RID­ING TO WORK IS FUN, HEALTHY AND EX­CIT­ING, ES­PE­CIALLY IF YOU PLAN AN UR­BAN AS­SAULT ROUTE THROUGH PARKS AND ALONG BY WAYS TO ES­CAPE TRUCKS AND TAXIS. UN­LESS YOU LIVE ONTO PO FA MOUN­TAIN, SIN­GLE SPEED IS THE WAY TOGO. YOU HAVE FEWER MOV­ING PARTS THAT RE­QUIRE MAIN­TE­NANCE, AND THERE’S A GLO­RI­OUS FREE­DOM IN JUST JUMP­ING ON AND LET­TING RIP. IT’S EASY ENOUGH TO CON­VERT AN OLD STEEL-FRAME RACE BIKE INTO A SIN­GLE SPEED( ASK YOUR LBS ), BUT IF THAT SOUNDS LIKE TOO MUCH AD MIN THEN CAPE TOWN BASED ROOK CY­CLES SELL SA KILLER COMMUTER CALLED THE ROOK ONE. IT’S IN­EX­PEN­SIVE, EASY TO AS­SEM­BLE OUT OF THE BOX, AND SHIPPED FOR FREE TO ANY­WHERE INSOUTHAFRICA. HERE ARE SOME OF THE REA­SONS WE LIKE IT.

Steel is real. Look after it, and the frame will last as long as you do. (It ac­tu­ally comes with a life­time war­ranty.) We love the matte-black paint job; you can also or­der ‘not red’, orange, white, or glit­tery blue.

Choices… With a flip-flop hub, you can run your Rook as a sin­gle­speed free­wheel (17T) or fixed (16T). There’s a front brake if you’re rid­ing sin­gle­speed, but you know you should be rid­ing fixed. Don’t be scared.

The right rub­ber. WTB Thick­Slick tyres come stan­dard, on deep-sec­tion rims. They’re fast-rolling, and of­fer good punc­ture pro­tec­tion. Just what you need to get to work with min­i­mal has­sle.

Hold tight. The riser bar gets you into an up­right po­si­tion for bet­ter visibility in traf­fic.

Deal. All this for only R5 450!

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