I found this bike leaning against a wall in Kisumu, Kenya, which is a port city on Lake Victoria at the south-west corner of the country. The bike is welded together out of cannibalized parts—blue tubes, yellow stays, green and silver rims. No usable bike parts go to waste in Kenya.

This bike is a nice metaphor for the continent: sturdy and utilitarian, cobbled together by talented hands out of cast-off parts.

Kyle is the co-founder and CEO of iFixit.

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