22 March 2012

Spare parts

Went shopping for brake pads at the second hand bicycle shop.

Goodie disappeared within his spare parts section, and while I was sitting I noticed a shimano dynamo hub on a bicycle hanging on his for sale section! I looked around to make sure no one else was noticing my interest and also get interested in it.

When he came back I asked "Have you tested it." He said it works and he has another one in the room that he had removed from a rim.

For 23,000 shs ($14) I walked away with these spares. the brake pads are too hard but I don't see a short term alternative.

Wow a Shimano DH 3N30 3Watt dynamo hub!!! If it works it is a steal ($10).

Although in the mean time the old style dynamo that runs off the tyre has been working flawlessly for months, so I added another light to the front.

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15 March 2012

Brenna Coupland, solo bike tourist! You rock girl!

I have a habit and hobby of inviting bicycle tourists to stay with us. Brenna Coupland was the latest and one of the most inspiring. Her website . She is living one of my dreams. One of the most minimal journeys I have seen. Her budget is like nothing. Despite having a very full bike with ton of gear. Also the first person I have been around who really uses an IPhone for everything.

The girls as one rides off towards Egypt and another rides to school.

We did a short ride into Masai land.