RC: WHAT WAS YOUR INSPIRATION REGARDING THE DESIGN AND THE COLORS?
Greg: Hi my name is Greg and I live in Cape Town South Africa.
I built a bicycle for Afrikaburn, it was an epic project and learnt that I don’t want to build a frame again. It was a real learning curve, a mate wanted a similar bike and my search began to find a frame for the project. It was not a quick search, but I found the Ruff Cycles images on Pinterest and that lead me to the website and when I saw the hornet 🐝, I knew I had found something I really liked and could build something I could be happy with.
The hornet frame, it’s name is inspired by the colors and retro look.
A special mention should go to Jeromy Madskillz for getting the brief and painting my pannier, he is doing a hive on the rear as soon as I have cash.
RC: TELL US SOMETHING ABOUT YOUR BIKE
Greg: Not soon after acquiring the frame, my mate pulled out of the project and it was in my space for 3 years. I had put a lot of energy into selecting parts for the bike and this winter I decided to put it all together.
RC: WHAT HURDLES DID YOU HAVE TO OVERCOME DURING CONSTRUCTION, OR WHERE THERE ANY?
Greg: I started going to a metal work class in the evening to make the parts I could not find but that I wanted and I have learned a lot. I went through different pannier ideas and these lights are the 3 rd set, my second set I fixed up old tractor lights .
I still have to paint the other side of the pannier and have to attach the stand I have made from a hip replacement.
RC: HOW OFTEN DO YOU RIDE YOUR BIKE?
Greg: I ride when I can, and it’s usually around my hood, get loads of impressed folk checking it out.
RC: NOW A BIT ABOUT YOURSELF
Greg: I work as a location scout in the film and television industry and for events in Southern Africa and use Cape Town as my base. I think I am a photographer, so never end up in the pics.
CREDITS GO TO:
Greg FitzGerald from Cape Town.