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Camissa Bicycles Full Colour

Camissa Bicycles are full-colour, single-speed urban bicycles – fun and easy to ride, simple to maintain and perfect to use in a busy city or on a quiet leafy cycle track.

The design of the bikes is inspired by the city of Cape Town, which was once called Camissa, meaning ‘place of sweet water’. Today the Camissa river still runs beneath the city streets, this fluidity of motion and robustness is the perfect symbol for a city bicycle, that is designed to flow over the streets of  Cape Town.

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On the front of every Camissa bicycle is a replica of a water spout that was part of the Camissa river infrastructure from a by-gone era. Believed to be designed and sculptured by Anton Anreith in 1786 the spout can be seen today in Prins Street just off Upper Orange.
We believe that the Camissa Spout figurehead is an omen of good luck when riding your Camissa bicycle on the streets of Cape Town. It carries with it the spirit of the river that still flows beneath the city today. It protects its rider from harm and draws on the ancient energy of this magical place.
We’ve tested the accuracy of that statement on numerous trips down Albert Road, Woodstock. It’s solid.
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