Throwback to January 1984
This is when I bought my first proper bike. Actually this is when I bought my first bike. Before then I rode on "hand-me-downs" from my brother and sisters.
In January 1984 I used R800 of the R850 I was paid for holiday work at the Johannesburg Post Office to buy my first proper bike.
A Basso 12 speed dream machine! It was a high quality bike at the time and R800 was a lot for a bike in 1984.
January 1984 - Proud owner of my new Basso
I bought my Basso from the late, great Alan van Heerden. "The Idol" did the setup himself and it was absolutely perfect.