MERCER BIKES

"I have had a love affair with bicycles since I was five. I love the inherent beauty in the simple design of the bicycle and I admire the workmanship and artistry that goes into the handmade bicycle. It has always been a dream of mine to design and manufacture custom bicycles and parts. Now, I can finally realise this dream" - David Mercer

The second installment of the Lyne Components Bike Stories series, features the talented Dave Mercer. Dave is a custom frame builder, who hand-builds steel bicycle frames from his worksop in Cape Town. In this video he shares his journey to becoming a frame builder and his latest project, the ‘Gangly Gibbon’ a hand built, full suspension mountain bike. Check it out.

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Director & Founder of BICYCLE SOUTH
Cape Town based designer & bicycle activist, Leonie is passionate about sustainability and green living. When she is not busy advocating for bicycle cities or blogging on Cape Town’s bicycle culture, you’ll find her adventuring beyond the city limits on her steel frame touring bike.
  • THE OVERBERG MEANDER

    Explore the unsurpassed, wild beauty of the Cape Overberg on the 364km Overberg Meander route from historic towns to the Southern-most point of Africa.


    3 – 6 DAYS | ⇔ 365 km | + 3,976m | ≡ Tar/ Gravel

  • CEDERBERG CIRCUIT

    Explore the Cape Cederberg’s majestic heritage on this 247km route through winding mountain passes, past crystal clear rivers, historic sights and unique nature reserves.


    3-6 Day | ⇔ 247 km (loop) | + 3 538 m | ≡ Tar/ Gravel

  • BIKE. CAMP. SWIM – Theewaterskloof Campout

    With the arrival of summer there is nothing better than escaping the city heat and heading out into the countryside for a weekend of bike camping and swimming.


    OVERNIGHT | ⇔ 70 km (one-way) | + 1000 m | ≡ Tar

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Director & Founder of BICYCLE SOUTH
Cape Town based designer & bicycle activist, Leonie is passionate about sustainability and green living. When she is not busy advocating for bicycle cities or blogging on Cape Town’s bicycle culture, you’ll find her adventuring beyond the city limits on her steel frame touring bike.

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