The Bicycle Collectors: Kamaal Martin

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Kamaal with his Paolo Santo, by the late (great) Dario Pegoretti (Photo: Kamaal Martin)
Kamaal with his Paolo Santo, by the late (great) Dario Pegoretti (Photo: Kamaal Martin)

It was a fixie in Spain and a Daccordi in Cape Town that got Kamaal hooked.

“In 2013 I was on a trip in Europe; I walked into a sneaker store in Spain and saw what I thought was the ultimate looking bike. This brown fixie had red cranks black bars, stem and seat post, with a white saddle and white tyres. I promised myself I would come back and build one looking very similar.”

“I got back to Cape Town and bought an old BMX’s where I played with colour matching until I met Badee. Badee had this very cool Daccordi pursuit bike – it was a thing of beauty. Very rare and not like anything I’ve ever seen.”

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