The bikes we built : a journey through New Zealand made bicycles

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Jonathan Kennett, Author
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"Take a ride through the history of 60 New Zealand-made bicycles, from 1869 to the present day. From the velocipede to the penny farthing, to the Chopper and the BMX, discover how Kiwis have reinvented the wheel over the last 150 years. Unearthing secrets from factories, garages, archives and museums, this book brings us the stories of New Zealand-made bikes and the people behind them - their designers, builders, collectors and users - in a celebration of Kiwi ingenuity, passion and determination. "--Publisher information.

Preface -- Introduction -- Cycle Mania -- The Safety Years -- The Industry Boom -- Innovation and Art -- Acknowledgements -- About the Author.
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Walsh Memorial Library Ink Stamp
Accession and call numbers Hand-written
Physical description
vii, 160 pages : illustrations (chiefly colour) ; 22 x 26 cm
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Jonathan Kennett. 2021. The bikes we built : a journey through New Zealand made bicycles, PUB-2022-4. Walsh Memorial Library, The Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT).
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