George Jafta

Church sq., Graaff-Reinet, South Africa

2010 / 12 / 11 08:54


‘I bought this bicycle with my very first pay. I can’t remember the year now but it was some time in the 1980’s. It’s a Western flyer, 12 speed. I started racing in 1997 until about five years ago. I stopped because I heard the longer you ride the more your knees pack up and you get back problems. So I stopped racing and started being a husband and father. Now I ride it every single day to work and back. When I bought it it wasn’t new, it was second-hand. It had been ridden. Over they years I’ve modified it a bit... this bike is my wife. I love my bicycle very much. I ride it every day and I don’t lend it out. That’s why it’s in such good condition still.’

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