Friday, May 30, 2008

The Kona Africa Bike

The Most Important Bike in the World, perhaps.
USA $ 349 EUROPE € 345 AFRICA BIKE 3.0
The AfricaBike graces the pages of the June issue of Reader's Digest in a story titled "Four Ways of Looking at a Bicycle" - the best thing on two wheels in Africa, Germany, New York City and Paris. The article explains the importance of the AfricaBike to healthcare workers (and others) in sub- Saharan Africa and how it has become a vital means of transportation. It also features three other bikes in the categories: as a concept, as a memorial and as community property. 

AfricaBike all-star campaigner Christine George reached her goal of raising $10,000 for the BikeTown program with a little help from Virginia Tech honors students. One major campaign donor was the Wytheville, VA Rotary Club who's members ended up giving $2,200! Other major campaign donors included: Patricia Caldwell ($1,000), Dr. Jack Dudley ($600), VT Communication Skills Classes ($600), Ava Howard ($500), Wiley Contracting Co. ($500), Members of the VT WLP Council ($500), and the VT College of Vet. Med. Class of '09 ($400).

Nicely done folks.

Frame sizesOne Size
Frame tubingKona Cromoly
ForkKona P2
CrankarmsProWheel Z005
PedalsXERAMA SP-102
ChainKMC Z410 RB
FreewheelShimano 16t
HandlebarKona Chromoly
StemKona Cruiser
Front hubFormula
Rear hubShimano SG-3C41 DX 3spd coaster Brake
SpokesStainless 14g
TiresKenda SMALL BLOCK 8 w/Thornproof Tubes
RimsRigida Cyber 10
SeatpostHL SP-200
Seat clampKona Clamp
ColorBlack Matt


Beverly said...

I just bought my Africabike last week for running errands around town. I love it; it is so much fun to ride!!

dweendaddy said...

I generally like our 2009 Africabike 3, but the kickstand is giving us a hard time. It is loose and is hard to fix or remove because you need a special tool to remove it (Park Tool kickstand tool). Also, because it is welded on to the frame, it is hard to scrap it all together. Anyone else had this problem....and a solution?

Anonymous said...

My wife love's this bike also. The problem with the kickstand is that it holds the bike too straight up and down and the slightest breeze knocks it over. I'll have to look for this "Park tool." Once I remove it I'll have to try and make it shorter.