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CycloPlus Dealer Tour

SERIES 2: Episode 7

 

#WeVisit Saley's Cycle Centre, Trichart

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The Saley family have a rich history in the bicycle business that stretches back three generations to 1916. Mr Baboo Saley's maternal grandfather started Cajees in 1916 in Roodepoort while his paternal grandfather - Mohamed Saley - started Star Cycle Works in 1923 in Vereeniging!

 

Saley's Cycle Centre has been located in Trichardt since 2002.

 

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Mr Saley took the time to show us an old photo album of days gone by.

 

Below, a young Mr Baboo Saley standing with one of the thousands of bicycles his family have sold in South Africa over the past century.

 

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In 1952 Mr Saley's father (seated above right) operated 'Saley's & Sons' from an iconic landmark in Vereeniging (image above left). With 16 children, of whom 7 were sons, Mr Saley Snr. sold everything a tradesman required ... as well as jewellery and bicycles!

 

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Upstairs is the workshop where Mr Saley's mechanics go about their daily jobs with passion and a sense of urgency.

 

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Bicycles are not the only thing for sale at Saley's Cycle Centre ... a small section of the shop is reserved for air-rifles, pellets and believe it or not, cassette taps!

 

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Mr Saley mentions that while he stocks a wide range of Cycloplus products, tyres and tubes are his best sellers.

 


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Great to spend time with you Mr Baboo Saley and sense the journey of the three generations ... see you soon!

 

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Commissioned by Rush Sports.






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